Initial Benchmarks Of The AMD EPYC 7601 On Ubuntu Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 14 September 2017. Page 4 of 5. 41 Comments

If you are into password cracking or other crypto workloads... the EPYC 7601 does a fabulous job here as well.

The x264 video encoding test doesn't scale as well as other highly parallel workloads, but it was included anyways out of interest by Phoronix readers in seeing Xeon/EPYC x264 video encoding performance. So here are those results which show it just shy of the Xeon Gold 6138 and the Xeon E5-2687W v3 being slightly faster due to its higher core clock speeds. As we've seen with Ryzen 7 / Threadripper, the first-generation Zen processors do not perform as well in instructions per clock (IPC) as the latest-generation Intel hardware, but will be interesting to see how the second generation Zen CPUs end up competing.

EPYC was slightly slower than the Xeon Gold 6138 system at compiling the Linux kernel, which isn't too surprising considering the Xeon Gold server was still leading in the number of cores/threads. Regardless, doing a default configuration Linux x86-64 build in about a half minute is very impressive.

It's a similar story with the timed LLVM compiler compilation.

While C-Ray was once one of our favorite multi-threaded CPU benchmarks, with the modern high core count processors, it's beginning to run too quickly and we'll end up increasing the sample size for future tests.

The OpenMP-using Primesieve prime number generator was competing with the more expensive dual Xeon Gold server.

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