Opteron vs. EPYC Benchmarks & Performance-Per-Watt: How AMD Server Performance Evolved Over 10 Years
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 18 September 2017. Page 2 of 7. 40 Comments

The AMD Opteron 2356, Opteron 2384, and 2 x Opteron 2384 configurations were tested with the Tyan S2392 motherboard, 8 x 2GB DDR2-677 registered memory, and 128GB ADATA SU800 SSD.

The EPYC 7601 continues being tested within the Tyan Transport SX TN70A-B8026 2U server. The server is equipped with 8 x 16GB DDR4-2666 registered memory, and Samsung 850 PRO 120GB SSD.

The Opteron and EPYC systems were tested using Ubuntu 17.04 x86_64 with the GCC 6.3.0 code compiler.

During the testing process, the overall AC system power consumption on each system was monitored using a WattsUp Pro USB power meter with the data then automatically being recorded and used by the Phoronix Test Suite in order to record precise power measurements for each of the tests as well as seamlessly generating the performance-per-Watt metrics. A variety of CPU workloads were run via the Phoronix Test Suite in its fully-automated and reproducible manner.

Like with our initial EPYC 7601 tests, the testing there was done both "out of the box" and a secondary run with the NUMA interleave policy set to all.

Let's check out these EPYC power numbers and the historical comparison to the Opteron 2300 series.

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