AMD EPYC 7551 Linux Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 26 October 2017. Page 4 of 4. 6 Comments

With the ebizzy benchmark that models web application server performance, the EPYC 7401P and above out-perform the dual Xeon Gold 6138 configuration.

The EPYC 7551 is capable of running a Linux x86_64 default configuration build in about 37 seconds from a SSD.

And lastly a look at AC system power use:

For those wondering about the power consumption with these EPYC tests from the TYAN Transport SX TN70A-B8026 2U server. The EPYC 7551 comes in basically in line with the EPYC 7601, which isn't too surprising considering the closeness in specifications to the 7601 while officially the TDP is listed at 10 Watts less than the 180 Watt 7601. It's certainly much lower than a dual socket Xeon Gold 6138 configuration, which often was losing out to the EPYC 7551 / 7601.

Overall if you are looking to build a high-end server around EPYC but trying to save some funds but still have a fairly hefty budget, the EPYC 7551 delivers very good performance relative to the 7601 while retailing for ~$800 USD less or obviously ~$1600 less if assembling a 2P system.

While as previously shown, if you are on a budget the EPYC 7401P offers much potential at around $1000 USD with it being a 24 core / 48 thread processor for 1P systems and the 7351P a step lower at around $750 for a 16 core / 32 thread design.

Stay tuned for some Linux tuning/optimization tests, virtualization benchmarks, and other upcoming performance tests from AMD EPYC now that we've run through the basics for each of the available EPYC processors we currently have for testing. If you have any other BSD/Linux test requests you'd like to see on EPYC, be sure to let us know in the forums or via social media while our premium supporters know how to contact us directly for test requests/feedback.

Thanks to the architecture of the Phoronix Test Suite and, it's very easy to see how your own Linux system(s) compare directly and side-by-side to the results found in this article for the assortment of EPYC and Xeon processors. To carry out your own fully-automated, side-by-side benchmark comparison to these results in a standardized and reproducible manner, install the Phoronix Test Suite and then simply run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1710268-AL-CPUTESTS119. From there you can locally see very easily how your system(s) performance compare to these exciting EPYC processors. It's that easy! Let us know in the forums if you run into any issues.

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