New AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors

Posted on 08 August, 2019

New AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors, The New Standard for the Modern Data Center, deliver world record performance13 while helping reduce capital and operational costs. Powered by the all new AMD Infinity Architecture, superior performance, and advanced security features, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors help customers turbocharge their applications, transform their data center operations, and help secure their critical data.

Leadership Architecture: AMD Infinity Architecture – The server architecture for next generation, high-performance computing. 

1. The AMD Infinity Architecture pushes the boundaries for x86 performance, efficiency, security, and overall system throughput to deliver on the promise of next generation high-performance computing. Building on the legacy of AMD innovation, the AMD Infinity Architecture empowers system builders and cloud architects alike to unleash the very latest in server performance without sacrificing power, manageability, or the ability to help secure their organization’s most important assets, it’s data.

2. 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors are the first x86 server processors featuring 7nm hybrid-multi-die design and PCIe® Gen46. The AMD EPYC™ Family continues to offer the most I/O and DRAM9 memory of any 86 processor. 

3. PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZED: Powered by the roadmap of the AMD ‘Zen’ microarchitecture, AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors now with the ‘Zen 2’ core achieve twice the core density. With up to 64 cores per SOC and “Zen 2” features, the EPYC™ 7002 Series surpasses the 1st Gen EPYC family with 2X Cores Per SoC, improved Execution Pipelines, higher frequencies, and up to 4X shared L3 Cache. The result, up to 4X theoretical peak FLOPS7 when compared to 1st Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors.

4. LEADING EDGE EFFICIENCY: AMD leads the industry when it comes to innovation that matters for data center computing. Whether it’s process leadership with 7nm technologies delivering the same performance using half the energy8; or the unparalleled scale of AMD’s Hybrid Multi-die Design packing more cores delivering up to 128 threads per socket, AMD EPYC is the right choice to optimize performance, scale and performance per watt for data centers of all shapes and sizes.

5. THROUGHPUT TO ACCELERATE RESULTS: Maximizing system throughput is the hallmark of the modern server. Take your performance beyond conventional constraints with AMD EPYC’s superior memory and I/O throughput to supercharge your applications and IT productivity with:

  • Supports double the I/O performance of previous-generation processors 
  • 128 lanes of PCIe Gen 4 connectivity 
  • PCIe Gen 46 to connect high speed GPU accelerators and blazing fast NVMe drives. 
  • Integrated disk controllers to access disk drives without the bottleneck of a PCIe RAID controller. 


1. One EPYC 7002 Series has 433% [or: 4 times] more IO bandwidth than one Intel Scalable processors; and / or Two [or One] EPYC 7002 Series processors have 167% more IO bandwidth than two Intel Scalable processors. ROM-21.
2. EPYC™ 7002 series has 8 memory channels, supporting 3200 MHz DIMMs yielding 204.8 GB/s of bandwidth vs. the same class of Intel Scalable Gen 2 processors with only 6 memory channels and supporting 2933 MHz DIMMs yielding 140.8 GB/s of bandwidth. 204.8 / 140.8 = 1.454545 - 1.0 = .45 or 45% more. AMD EPYC has 45% more bandwidth. Class based on industry-standard pin-based (LGA) X86 processors. ROM-11.
3. Results as of 8/7/2019 using SPECrate(R)2017_int_base. The EPYC 7742 2P score is 654 on the SPECrate®2017_int_base, EPYC 7601 2P score of 304 results at 654 / 304 = 2.15 or 2x higher integer performance for the EPYC 7742. SPEC®, SPECrate® and SPEC CPU® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See for more information. ROM-37
4. Results as of 8/7/2019 using SPECrate(R)2017_int_peak. EPYC 7742 score of 749, Intel Platinum 8280L score 381,, Aug 2, 2019. SPEC®, SPECrate® and SPEC CPU® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See for more information. ROM-250.
5. Results as of 8/7/2019 using VMmark(R) 3.1 vSAN. AMD 7702 score of can be found at Product available Aug 7, 2019. The next highest score with an Intel 6152, can be found at, VMware VMmark 3.x results can be found at ROM-138.
6. Some supported features and functionality of 2nd Generation AMD EPYC™ processors (codenamed “Rome”) require a BIOS update from your server manufacturer when used with a motherboard designed for the first generation AMD EPYC 7000 series processor. A motherboard designed for “Rome” processors is required to enable all available functionality. ROM-06.
7. A “Zen2” based processor is estimated to have 4X Floating Point Per Socket than a “Zen1” based processor. Actual results may vary. ROM-04
8. Based on June 8, 2018 AMD internal testing of same-architecture product ported from 14 to 7nm technology with similar implementation flow/methodology, using performance from SGEMM. EPYC-07.
9. 2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors can support up to 2x the DRAM of Intel Scalable processors. ROM-39
10. Maximum single-core frequency at which the processor is capable of operating.
11. Performance optimized for 4 channels @2667 DIMMs at lower power setting.
12. Two EPYC processor have 33% more PCIe® lanes than two Intel Xeon Scalable processors. EPYC-15
13. AMD EPYC™ processors have delivered World Record scores with 2P x86 servers on SPEC CPU® 2017_rate_int_peak and base of 749 and 682, and VMmark® 3.1 SAN for 2 host/2 socket (12.28 @14 tiles) and vSAN for 4 host/4 socket (12.23 @13 tiles). - EPYC SPEC CPU Peak score can be found at as of August 7, 2019. The next highest peak score can be found at: - EPYC SPEC CPU Base score can be found at as of August 7, 2019 The next highest base score can be found at as of July 28, 2019. - EPYC VMmark SAN and vSAN scores can be found in primary storage column at Information on VMware VMmark 3.x results can be found at VMware and VMmark are registered trademarks of VMware. SPEC®, SPECrate® and SPEC CPU® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See for more information. ROM-127.

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