AMD EPYC 9654P Genoa CPU With 96 Zen 4 Cores & 3.7 GHz Clocks Spotted In Geekbench Benchmark

Hassan Mujtaba
AMD EPYC 9654P Genoa CPU With 96 Zen 4 Cores & 3.7 GHz Clocks Spotted In Geekbench Benchmark 1

The first entry of AMD's EPYC 9654P Genoa CPU which features 96 Zen 4 cores and operates at up to 3.7 GHz has been spotted in the Geekbench benchmark.

AMD EPYC 9654P "4th Gen Genoa" CPU With 96 Zen 4 Cores & 3.7 GHz Clocks Spotted In Geekbench Benchmark

AMD EPYC 9654 will be part of the Genoa EPYC 9000 series family. The CPU will offer a total of 96 cores and 192 threads which is the maximum core count of the Genoa lineup. To get to 96 cores, AMD will be incorporating a total of up to 12 CCD's in its Genoa chip. Each CCD will feature 8 cores based on the Zen 4 architecture. This is an increase of 50% in cores and thread count versus the Milan-X 64 core and 128 thread parts. But this isn't the flagship SKU as that title is held by the EPYC 9664 which we also detailed here.

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The AMD EPYC 9654 "Genoa" CPU will feature 32 MB of L3 cache per CCD which will be shared across all Zen 4 cores within the CCD and a total of 1 MB L2 cache per core. This gives us 384 MB of L3 cache and 96 MB of L2 cache which combine to offer a massive 480 MB of cache pool available on the top SKU. For comparison, the top EPYC Milan CPU, the EPYC 7763, packs 256 MB of L3 (32 MB per CCD) & 32 MB of L2 (512 KB per core) for a total of 288 MB combined cache. That's a 67% increase in the amount of cache alone.

  • AMD EPYC 9654 (Genoa) - 384 MB L3 (32 MB Per CCD) + 96 MB L2 (1 MB Per Core) = 480 MB Cache
  • AMD EPYC 7763 (Milan) - 256 MB L3 (32 MB Per CCD) + 32 MB L2 (512 KB Per Core) = 288 MB Cache
AMD EPYC 9654P Genoa CPU clock speeds. (Image via Geekbench 5 Browser)

The CPU was tested on an ASUS "RS500A-E12-RS12U" server which featured a K14PA-U24 Series motherboard. Single the EPYC 9654P is a "P" SKU, it is designed for single-socket platforms. The platform did feature up to 768 GB of DDR5-4800 memory and was running on an Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS operating system.

In terms of performance, the AMD EPYC 9654P Genoa CPU scored 1467 points in single-core and 77,251 points in multi-core tests. The single-core performance is definitely an improvement over the Zen 3 CPUs but it looks like the multi-threaded performance isn't optimized on the platform that it is currently running on. The chip still manages to beat 128 Zen 3 cores with 96 Zen 4 cores and that's honestly really good.

Intel Xeon Platinum 8468 "Sapphire Rapids" CPU Benchmarks (Geekbench 5 ST)
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Intel Xeon Platinum 8468 "Sapphire Rapids" CPU Benchmarks (Geekbench 5 MT)
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EPYC 7763 (128 Core / 256 Thread) @ 3.53 GHz
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Xeon Platinum 8468 (96 Core / 192 Thread) @ 2.10 GHz
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With that said, AMD's EPYC 9000 "Genoa" CPU lineup for servers is going to offer a huge uplift in performance. We have already seen a partial 128-core / 256-thread configuration defeating all of the current-gen server chips so a 192-core and 384-thread dual-socket configuration is going to shatter some world records for sure. The AMD EPYC 9000 Genoa CPU lineup is expected to enter the server segment later this quarter.

News Source: Benchleaks

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