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[ANANDTECH] AMD Rome Second Generation Benchmarked


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If you examine the CPU industry and ask where the big money is, you have to look at the server and datacenter market. Ever since the Opteron days, AMD's market share has been rounded to zero percent, and with its first generation of EPYC processors using its new Zen microarchitecture, that number skipped up a small handful of points, but everyone has been waiting with bated breath for the second swing at the ball. AMD's Rome platform solves the concerns that first gen Naples had, plus this CPU family is designed to do many things: a new CPU microarchitecture on 7nm, offer up to 64 cores, offer 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0, offer 8 memory channels, and offer a unified memory architecture based on chiplets. Today marks the launch of Rome, and we have some of our own data to share on its performance.

 

Nice, even though way overkill for me, you have to love just how far the EPYC chips have come, even HEDT. AMD really starting to push forward and really threaten Intel. We need the competition.

AMD Rome Second Generation EPYC Review: 2x 64-core Benchmarked

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Looks great! Now just waiting for Zen2 Threadripper... :rolleyes:

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Well I can see why they haven't released it yet. Rome wasn't built in a day upside ?

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Looks great! Now just waiting for Zen2 Threadripper... :rolleyes:

 

Zen2 TR 16-24 core will be an insane workstation/gaming rig hybrid. It's really too bad SLI/CFX is kind of dead in the water right now or HEDT would be huge in the gaming market too IMO.

 

Honestly though, I'm just waiting patiently for them to come out so I can scoop up somebody's 1950x for cheaper than they already are. Most of my CPU time is compiling w/ GCC on an old FX 8320 so that's going to be a titanic upgrade... already have seen 1950x + x399 taichi combos second hand going for less than I paid for my 3700x setup already.

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