AMD’s EPYC Zen4 Based Genoa Lineup Leaked, Almost 2.6x Faster Than Intel’s 3rd Gen Xeon Platinum While Offering 1.7x More Performance Per Watt

MLID, better known as Moore’s Law Is Dead has leaked the entire Zen4 EPYC Genoa lineup. Along with the CPU specifications, we have some expected performance targets against Intel’s best offerings. As a recap, the EPYC Zen4 lineup features the standard Genoa, the V-Cache based Genoa-X and the density optimized Bergamo series. A while back, we came across the naming scheme for AMD’s Zen4 based EPYC linuep. 


The Lineup

MLID has shared the leaked Zen4 based EPYC lineup. We saw a similar chart from yuuki_ans a while back. The leaker mentions that Zen4 has higher boost clocks as compared to Zen3 on the server platform. However, these increments fall short of AMD’s massive jump in clocks from Vermeer (Zen3) -> Raphael (Zen4) in the desktop segment.

AMD EPYC Genoa “Zen 4” Server CPU Performance

In terms of performance, the leaked charts showcase the SPEC2017 Integer (Base) benchmarks for 14 chips within the AMD EPYC Genoa lineup. At least five of the chips sit above 1000 points while the rest are positioned competitively in the mid-tier and entry-tier segments. All benchmarks were done on a 2P (dual-socket) platform so two chips are used.

The charts also provide comparative data against Intel’s flagship Ice Lake-SP Xeon, the Platinum 8380, and the flagship EPYC Milan chip, the 7763. The AMD EPYC 9654 CPU is up to 2.6x faster than Intel’s Xeon and over 2x faster than AMD’s EPYC Milan CPU while also offering 1.7x the performance per watt which is very impressive if true.

The results of testing the top processor Core i9-13900KF have appeared in the SiSoft Sandra database. And in these tests, he loses the Ryzen 9 7950X, and sometimes strongly.

When put up against the competition, AMD demolishes Intel’s best offerings in the server market. A lead of over 2.6x can be seen if we compare the EPYC 9654 versus the Xeon Platinum 8380. Intel’s current-gen lands right around the mid-ranged Genoa offerings. While Intel’s next-gen, Sapphire Rapids, is still en route, we do not expect it to outclass Genoa by any means.

As per MLID, Intel’s yet-to-launch Sapphire Rapids is almost 10-20% faster than AMD’s EPYC Milan series. This puts it somewhere around 40-60% slower than the Genoa lineup.

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