The Linux Performance For AMD Rome vs. Intel Cascade Lake One Year After Launch
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 16 July 2020. Page 10 of 10. 7 Comments

Rendering of the Blender "Barbershop" scene yielded improvements on both servers but for the other Blender test files there was no major difference in performance.

The Appleseed renderer was seeing some minor improvements to performance with the "2020" software stack.

The Apache web server performance was also in better shape on the latest software stack. With the higher number of concurrent users, the improvement was also enough to now bump the EPYC 7742 2P performance ahead of the Xeon Platinum 8280 2P.

When taking the geometric mean of all 116 benchmark results, the AMD EPYC 7742 2P with the newer "2020" software stack (Ubuntu 20.10 daily + GCC 10 + Linux 5.8) yielded a 4% improvement to the system performance. The Xeon Platinum 8280 2P saw a 6% improvement with the upgraded software. For these over 100 tests run, the AMD EPYC 7742 2P on the latest Linux software packages yielded 14% better performance over Intel's top-end non-AP Xeon Platinum 8280 dual socket server.

Those wishing to dive deeper into these benchmark results and other tests that were run can find all of the data via

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