AMD Demos EPYC ROME Outperforming Intel Cascade Lake by 2X at Computex 2019

May 26, 2019

AMD is here at Computex 2019 in full force where its flaunting all of its next generation goodies, from all new Zen 2 powered Ryzen processors, 7nm based Navi gaming graphics cards to their behemoth multi-die EPYC ROME enterprise processors.

AMD Demos EPYC ROME Outperforming Intel Cascade Lake by 2X

The company demoed its brand new server chips in action running a biophysics benchmark, specifically NAMD Apo1 v2.12, where EPYC delivered more than double the performance of the Intel alternative. Although admittedly the company showed a dual socket 64 core x2 system versus a dual socket 28 core x2 Intel Cascade Lake system. If anything this could indicate that AMD is looking to deeply undercut big blue on pricing.

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One of the primary new features of AMD's EPYC Rome processors that set it apart is the SCH (Integrated Server Controller Hub) which the company is integrating into each chip as a standalone 14nm I/O die.

This dedicated SCH chip allows the company to supercharge ROME's IO capabilities. We're talking 8 DDR4 memory channels and 162 PCIe GEN4 lanes. The company announced that ROME is officially launching next quarter.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2018-2020)

Ryzen FamilyRyzen 1000 SeriesRyzen 2000 SeriesRyzen 3000 SeriesRyzen 4000 SeriesRyzen 5000 Series
ArchitectureZen (1)Zen (1) / Zen+Zen (2) / Zen+Zen (3)Zen (4)
Process Node14nm14nm / 12nm7nm7nm+5nm?
High End Server (SP3)EPYC 'Naples'EPYC 'Naples'EPYC 'Rome'EPYC 'Milan'EPYC 'Genoa'
Max Server Cores / Threads32/6432/6464/128TBDTBD
High End Desktop (TR4)Ryzen Threadripper 1000 SeriesRyzen Threadripper 2000 SeriesRyzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak)Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series (Genesis Peak)Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads16/3232/6464/12864/128?TBD
Mainstream Desktop (AM4)Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge)Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge)Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse)Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer)Ryzen 5000 Series
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads8/168/1616/32TBDTBD
Budget APU (AM4)N/ARyzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge)Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso 14nm Zen+)Ryzen 4000 Series (Renior)Ryzen 5000 Series