Alleged AMD "Zen 2" EPYC/ROME benchmarks leak - 64 cores and 128 threads on 7nm?

Now that's a high Cinebench score!

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Alleged AMD "Zen 2" EPYC/ROME benchmarks leak - 64 cores and 128 threads on 7nm?

Back at Computex 2018, AMD showcased their first EPYC processor based on new "Zen 2" processing cores and TSMC's 7nm manufacturing process, a future enterprise-grade CPU that is set to release in Early 2019. 

At Computex AMD confirmed that this new processor would be drop-in compatible with existing EPYC motherboards, allowing customers to migrate to EPYC 2 with ease. With an early 2019 release date, Zen 2 EPYC is set to release around a year earlier than Intel's 10nm Xeon processors, giving AMD a process tech advantage as well as the benefits of their next-generation Zen 2 architecture.  

AMD confirmed that EPYC 2 processors would be sampling to customers in the second half of 2018, making now the time for performance leaks to start appearing. Now, courtesy of the Chiphell Forums, we have the first of what is thought to be a Zen 2 EPYC Engineering sample, as well as a benchmark result which showcases a ludicrously high Cinebench score.  

If this leak is true, the combination of Zen 2 processing cores and TSMC's 7nm manufacturing technology is set to be a potent one, rocking a stupidly high Cinebench score of 12587. For context, we managed to achieve a score of 6213 on our Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, after we overclocked all cores to 4.0GHz. In short, the score shown below is over two times faster than an overclocked Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX in Cinebench. 
Rumour has it that AMD's Zen 2/7nm EPYC processors will offer up to 64 cores and 128 threads in a single socket, providing a 2X increase in core count over today's EPYC processors while delivering increased performance thanks to architectural enhancements. That being said, there are also conflicting rumours which state that 7nm EPYC/ROME will offer up to 48-cores, making the specifications of AMD's 7nm processors unknown.  

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While it is fun to look at these early reports, we must remind our readers that Cinebench scores are notoriously easy to fake, making it possible, if not probable, these the benchmark score above is fake. 

Earlier this year, AMD;s Forrest Norrod, the head of AMD's Enterprise and embedded groups stated that Zen 2 and their "Rome" series of Epyc processers were designed to "compete favourably with 'Ice Lake' Xeons", a 10nm Xeon architecture that is unlikely to release in 2020 thanks to Intel's 10nm manufacturing delays. If this is true, AMD will have a year-long head start over Intel, allowing the company to gobble a large portion of Intel's enterprise market share, revolutionising the CPU market once again. 

You can join the discussion on AMD's alleged "Zen 2" EPYC/ROME leaked benchmarks on the OC3D Forums

Special thanks to DiceHunter on the OC3D Forums for the information. 

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18-09-2018, 01:50:53

I know it's old, but Epyc !


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