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Review of AMD EPYC Gen3 Processors

Review of AMD EPYC Gen3 Processors 13 October 2023

There was a pronounced shortage of innovative flexible solutions in the corporate server manufacturing sector up until 2017. This was mainly due to the limited options in the market, which was historically dominated by Intel products. The introduction of the new AMD EPYC processor series has significantly improved the situation in the commercial solutions arena. Now, customers can choose the best technologies that can transform their data centers into a competitive advantage. In this article, we will discuss what the new server processors from AMD have to offer and the capabilities they can provide to users.

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Customers accustomed to tried-and-tested solutions might ask, "Why should I choose a new product when the old one works just fine?". But technology never stands still – new developments can offer businesses many more opportunities than familiar solutions. Especially considering that the AMD EPYC 7003 series, which has incorporated the best features of its predecessors and can rightly be called innovative, has every chance of becoming a real breakthrough for large enterprises.

Business Orientation

Over the past four years, AMD Corporation has been focusing on developing solutions tailored for small, medium, and large businesses, with a clear aim to challenge Intel's position. This led to the introduction of the new AMD EPYC series of processors, prioritizing key enterprise factors such as:

  • Security
  • High performance
  • Ease of integration
  • Unique intellectual solutions

The improved processor configuration allows for easy integration into existing x86 architecture infrastructures. Customers don't have to worry about transitioning from other products since AMD EPYC CPUs can run almost all x86-based applications without the need to learn a new platform.

So, what exactly do AMD's marketers promise their customers?

Ease of Upgrade

The fear of prolonged updating, problematic integration, or high integration costs is a major reason why hardware owners are hesitant to experiment with new products. However, with the third-generation EPYC, these concerns are unfounded. The processors are fully compatible with motherboards for the second-generation EPYC and retain their functionality when transitioning to the new enhanced chips.

Enhanced Performance

As the challenges grow, so do performance requirements. Third-generation EPYC processors keep pace with these demands, significantly reducing the return on investment time due to their ability to process large data volumes quickly. This is evidenced by a 19% IPC increase, achieved through the addition of more cores (see the comparative table) and 32 MB of third-level cache for each core.

Security

Of course, a primary requirement for any processor's operation is to ensure the highest level of data security. This parameter is provided on the third-generation EPYC processors in collaboration with the AMD Infinity Guard security system, which mandatorily includes:

  • Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV)
  • Secure Nested Paging extension (SEV-SNP)
  • Encrypted State Memory (SEV-ES)

AMD EPYC™ processors encrypt data during processing, further enhancing the overall security level.

This was a general overview. Next, we will look into the variety of models and their specifications in detail.

Comparative Table of Model Characteristics

AMD EPYC™ 7001 Series

Model

CPU cores

Threads

Base frequency

Max. frequency

L3 cache size

Socket

PCI Express® version

Nominal TDP / TDP

System Memory Specification

System Memory Type

Memory channels

Per Socket Mem BW

7251

8

16

2.1GHz

Up to 2.9GHz

32MB

1P/2P

PCIe 3.0 x128

120W

Up to 2400MHz

DDR4

8

153.60 GB/s

7261

2.5GHz

64MB

155W/ 170W

2400MHz/ 2666MHz

153.60 GB/s/ 170.60 GB/s

7351P

16

32

2.4GHz

1P

7351

1P/2P

7301

2.2GHz

Up to 2.7GHz

7281

2.1GHz

32MB

7401P

24

48

2.0GHz

Up to 3.0GHz

64MB

1P

7401

1P/2P

7501

32

64

7551

180W

Up to 2666MHz

170.60 GB/s

7551P

1P

7451

24

48

2.3GHz

Up to 3.2GHz

1P/2P

7601

32

64

2.2GHz

7371

16

32

3.1GHz

Up to 3.8GHz

200W

AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series

Model

CPU cores

Threads

Base frequency

Max. frequency

L3 cache size

Socket

PCI Express® version

Nominal TDP / TDP

System Memory Specification

System Memory Type

Memory channels

Per Socket Mem BW

7232P

8

16

3.1GHz

Up to 3.2GHz

32MB

1P

PCIe 4.0 x128

120W

Up to 3200MHz

DDR4

8

85.30 GB/s

7252

64MB

1P/2P

7272

12

24

2.9GHz

7282

16

32

2.8GHz

7302

3.0GHz

Up to 3.3GHz

128MB

155W

204.80 GB/s

7302P

1P

7352

24

48

2.3GHz

Up to 3.2GHz

1P/2P

7452

32

64

2.35GHz

Up to 3.35GHz

7262

8

16

3.2GHz

Up to 3.4GHz

7F32

3.7GHz

Up to 3.9GHz

180W

7402

24

48

2.8GHz

Up to 3.35GHz

7402P

1P

7502P

32

64

2.5GHz

7502

1P/2P

7542

2.9GHz

Up to 3.4GHz

225W

7532

2.4GHz

Up to 3.3GHz

256MB

200W

7552

48

96

2.2GHz

192MB

7702

64

128

2.0GHz

Up to 3.35GHz

256MB

7702P

1P

7662

Up to 3.3GHz

1P/2P

225W

7742

2.25GHz

Up to 3.4GHz

7H12

2.6GHz

Up to 3.3GHz

280W

7642

48

96

2.3GHz

225W

7F52

16

32

3.5GHz

Up to 3.9GHz

240W

7F72

24

48

3.2GHz

Up to 3.7GHz

192MB

AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series

Model

CPU cores

Threads

Base frequency

Max. frequency

L3 cache size

Socket

PCI Express® version

Nominal TDP / TDP

System Memory Specification

System Memory Type

Memory channels

Per Socket Mem BW

7313P

16

32

3.0GHz

3.7GHz

128MB

1P

PCIe 4.0 x128

155W

Up to 3200MHz

DDR4

8

204.80 GB/s

7313

1P/2P

7413

24

48

2.65GHz

3.6GHz

180W

7443P

2.85GHz

4.0GHz

1P

200W

7443

1P/2P

7513

32

64

2.6GHz

3.65GHz

7343

16

32

3.2GHz

3.9GHz

190W

7453

28

56

2.75GHz

3.45GHz

64MB

225W

7543

32

64

2.8GHz

3.7GHz

256MB

7543P

1P

7643

48

96

2.3GHz

3.6GHz

1P/2P

7713P

64

128

2.0GHz

3.675GHz

1P

7713

1P/2P

7663

56

112

3.5GHz

240W

73F3

16

32

3.5GHz

4.0GHz

74F3

24

48

3.2GHz

75F3

32

64

2.95GHz

280W

7763

64

128

2.45GHz

3.5GHz

72F3

8

16

3.7GHz

4.1GHz

180W

A Sensible Choice for Enhancing Business Efficiency

In today's world, data security and high performance are paramount concerns. The third-generation AMD EPYC processors are one of the best options that meet all business requirements.

If you have any questions about which processor to choose, or if you would like to purchase server equipment based on AMD EPYC processors, you can always reach out to Newserverlife for consultation and assistance in selecting a solution.