AMD EPYC 7F72 vs. Intel Xeon Gold 6258R - Latest EPYC Rome vs. Xeon Cascade Lake Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 29 May 2020. Page 13 of 13. 8 Comments

Getting back to the raw performance, lastly is a look at the geometric mean for the 51 benchmarks from 33 distinct test profiles carried out. Of all those tests, the EPYC 7F72 came out to being about 2% faster than the Xeon Gold 6258R for the single processor tests. With the dual processor testing, the roles were reversed with the Xeon Gold 6258R averaging out to about a 1% advantage over the EPYC 7F72. As expected given the specs, the Xeon Gold 6258R performance is basically equal to the much more expensive Xeon Platinum 8280, providing greater value for this refresh SKU.

While the Xeon Gold 6258R is priced at just ~$4042 compared to the Xeon Platinum 8280 retailing for about $10k, the AMD EPYC 7002 line-up was generally leading on the performance-per-dollar, especially when looking at the EPYC 7F72 tied overall while costing just $2450 to the 6258R at over $4k.

The areas where the Xeon Gold 6258R were measurably faster than the EPYC 7F72 (and where generally Cascade Lake was picking up wins over Rome) were for the PostgreSQL database server and slight leads in Python performance and some of the different oneAPI/creator open-source software packages maintained by Intel.

Those wanting to look through all of these results in full plus a few extra metrics can find all of the data on OpenBenchmarking.org.

If you want to see how your own Linux server(s) compare to this line-up of Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC processors, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 2005295-NI-XEPYC990067.

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