Hardware

AMD unveils three new EPYC processors with higher speed cores

AMD launches three new processors under the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC leveraging AMD Infinity architecture with higher speed “Zen 2” cores for optimal performance on the database, commercial high-performance computing (HPC) and hyper-converged infrastructure workloads.

The three new processors — the AMD EPYC 7F32 (8 cores), EPYC 7F52 (16 cores) and EPYC 7F72 (24 cores) — expand the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC performance into workloads that can leverage up to 500 MHz of the additional base frequency and large amounts of cache.

The AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors provide new performance capabilities for workloads in the heart of the enterprise market including a database with up to 17% higher SQL Server performance compared to the competition, hyper-converged infrastructure with up to 47% higher VMmark 3.1 score (using vSAN as the storage tier in a 4-node cluster) compared to the competition for a new world record, and commercial high-performance computing (HPC) with up to 94% higher per core computational fluid dynamics individual application performance compared to the competition.


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“AMD EPYC continues to redefine the modern data center, and with the addition of three powerful new processors we are enabling our customers to unlock even better outcomes at the heart of the enterprise market,” said Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, server business unit, AMD. “With our trusted partners, together we are pushing the limits of per-core performance and value in hyper-converged infrastructure, commercial HPC and relational database workloads.”

More than Gigahertz

The new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors provide leading per-core performance and breakthrough value while adding the highest per-core performance of the EPYC family. The performance of these new processors comes from innovations in system design like PCIe 4 and DDR4-3200 memory, and the AMD Infinity architecture, to provide customers with optimum system performance that enables better real-world application performance.

Ecosystem growing with AMD EPYC

The ecosystem of OEMs, cloud providers, ISVs and IHVs using 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors continues to grow, with existing OEMs and new partners adopting the new AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors.