Opteron vs. EPYC Benchmarks & Performance-Per-Watt

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  1. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

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    In an interesting benchmark Michael Larabel from Phoronix compares the performance of the AMD Opteron 2356, a 2.3GHz quad core and dual Opteron 2384s, 2.7GHz quad core, versus the AMD Epyc 7601, 2.2GHz base, 3.2GHz boost, 32 core 64 thread flagship in a number of benchmarks to see what a decade of improvements looks like.

    Pretty amazing what AMD has managed to do in 10 years time when it comes to performance and performance-per-watt. While I know Intel has improved as well, I don't think you would see a 40x increase over Nehalem. I'm certainly looking forward to five or 6 years from now when these monsters can be picked up for a couple hundred bucks. Big thanks to forum member grtitan for sending us the story.
     
  2. nutzo

    nutzo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Older Intel CPU's are pretty cheap too. You can get 2.5 Ghz hex core CPU's for $35.

    I've upgraded a few of the older office servers that used the old E5-2600 V1 cpu's.

    Pulled out a couple 2.5 Ghz quad cores and replaced then with a couple 2.9Ghz hex cores for less then $200. Cheap way to get a few more years out of some older servers.

    Just need to make sure your server will support the newer chip and run a bios update first.
     
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  3. JosiahBradley

    JosiahBradley [H]ard|Gawd

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    Now that is an interesting article. Don't get to see too many progress over time reviews. (At least not an entire decade)
     
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  4. grtitan

    grtitan Telemetry is Spying on ME!

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    You are welcome, rgmekanic!

    Its incredible the difference and advancement in performance between them.
     
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  5. Syntax_Error

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    Y'know when I started working out a few years back, in just one short year, I more than doubled the weight I could bench. While I know olympic weightlifters can improve as well, I don't think you would see a 200%+ increase over their last year. (y)
     
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