Dual AMD EPYC Genoa CPUs rocking 96 cores every have been benchmarked in Cinebench R23 and show some insane efficiency numbers.

AMD EPYC Genoa 96-Core CPUs Benchmarked In Dual-Socket Config, Score Over 110K Points In Cinebench R23

The benchmarks of the AMD EPYC Genoa CPUs have been as soon as once more revealed by YuuKi_AnS who not solely benched the purple group however the blue group too. For comparability, a twin Intel Xeon Platinum CPU configuration was used, based mostly on the 8480+ SKU which is a top-of-the-line Sapphire Rapids-SP chip with 56 cores and 112 threads. However, one factor must be famous is that the person experiences varied errors on the Sapphire Rapids-SP 2S platform so the outcomes might not be as shut because the AMD elements in the identical benchmark.

The particular AMD EPYC Genoa SKU will not be talked about however it may both be the EPYC 9664 or the EPYC 9654 since each characteristic 96 cores, 192 threads, 384 MB of L3 cache, and a TDP that ranges between 360-400W (at base load).

AMD EPYC Genoa 96-core 2P CPUs have been tested in the Cinebench R23 benchmark. (Image Credits: YuuKi_AnS)

AMD EPYC Genoa 96-core 2P CPUs have been examined within the Cinebench R23 benchmark. (Image Credits: YuuKi_AnS)

The efficiency was benchmarked inside the Cinebench R23 benchmark. The Cinebench R23 CPU benchmark can solely deal with as much as 256 threads and contemplating that there are two 96-core and 192-thread chips working on the platform for a complete of 192 cores and 384 threads, solely 66% of the CPU threads have been energetic. Despite that, the AMD EPYC Genoa ES CPUs delivered over 110K factors. This is a inventory rating and we are able to see that the chip boosted round 3.76 GHz although solely when working a single-thread. In the single-core rating, the chip scored 1302 factors.

Intel Xeon Platinum 8480+ Sapphire Rapids-SP 2S CPUs have been tested in the Cinebench R23 benchmark. (Image Credits: YuuKi_AnS)

Intel Xeon Platinum 8480+ Sapphire Rapids-SP 2S CPUs have been examined within the Cinebench R23 benchmark. (Image Credits: YuuKi_AnS)

The Intel Xeon Platinum 8480+ with its 56 cores and 112 threads (112 cores and 224 threads in complete) was solely in a position to ship 68548 factors in the identical benchmark. Considering the entire thread rely is beneath the 256-limit of Cinebench R23, there was no under-utilization of the platform however there are some points with the rating so the ultimate efficiency has room for enchancment.

For comparability with the AMD EPYC Genoa, we are able to use the lately benched Threadripper 5995WX 64-core CPU which scored a powerful 116142 factors in Cinebench R23 with an LN2 overclock to five.15 GHz. Also, in the identical benchmark, the AMD EPYC Milan 7763 & 7773X ship round 98,000 factors in a dual-socket configuration. So now we have the next breakdown:







Threadripper 5995WX (64 x 1 LN2 OC)

EPYC Genoa ES (96 x 2 GNO)

EPYC 7773X (64 x 2 Milan-X)

Xeon Platinum 8280L (28 x 8 CSL-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8480+ ES (56 x 2 SPR-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8480 ES (56 x 2 SPR-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8380 (40 x 2 ICL-SP)

Even with an under-utilization, the AMD EPYC Genoa CPUs ship a 12% increase over the Milan-X chips and we are able to anticipate round a 20-30% increase as soon as the software program is ready to absolutely make the most of the 384 threads that the Genoa chips have to supply. Besides that, the 5995WX seems robust with its LN2 OC however we must always keep in mind that a inventory 5995WX scores round 65-70K factors (a 65% enchancment with LN2) so a Threadripper with Zen 4 cores on LN2 ought to be capable of provide even greater scores.

AMD’s EPYC Genoa CPUs will characteristic 128 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes, 160 for a 2P (dual-socket) configuration. The SP5 platform may also characteristic DDR5-5200 reminiscence assist which is a few insane enchancment over the prevailing DDR4-3200 MHz DIMMs. But that is not all, it should additionally assist as much as 12 DDR5 reminiscence channels and a pair of DIMMs per channel which is able to enable as much as 3 TB of system reminiscence utilizing 128 GB modules. The AMD EPYC 9000 Genoa CPU lineup is anticipated to launch within the second half of this 12 months.

AMD EPYC Milan Zen 3 vs EPYC Genoa Zen 4 Size Comparisons:

Process Node TSMC 7nm TSMC 5nm
Core Architecture Zen 3 Zen 4
Zen CCD Die Size 80mm2 72mm2
Zen IOD Die Size 416mm2 397mm2
Substrate (Package) Area TBD 5428mm2
Socket Area 4410mm2 6080mm2
Socket Name LGA 4094 LGA 6096
Max Socket TDP 450W 700W