2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors: The New Standard for the Modern Data Center

2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs are a new breed of server processors which sets a higher standard for datacenters. Groundbreaking design makes AMD EPYC™ #1 in performance across industry standard benchmarks¹. Performance you can count on to propel your modern datacenter workloads. ’Hardened at the Core’ protection helps defend against side-channel attacks and EPYC's secure encrypted virtualization features help keep your data safe. The processor’s agility helps you manage new deployments and changing workloads, with the system resources you need, simply and cost-effectively. AMD is the server processor company can count on for innovation and leadership today and into the future.

The secret is under the hood


AMD EPYC™ Infinity Architecture is a hybrid multi-die architecture that is reaching new heights with AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series processors. AMD Infinity Architecture now decouples two streams: eight dies for the processor cores, and one I/O die that supports security and communication outside the processor. With the agility to deliver the leading-edge process technology for CPU cores while letting I/O circuitry develop at its own rate, new capabilities can be brought to market faster with EPYC because its die design is not monolithic. This has allowed EPYC to race to leadership in the market and continue to innovate in the future.

Forged from the finest silicon


AMD is first to market an x86 processor based on 7nm technology. With double the core density and optimizations that improve instructions per cycle, the result is 4x the Floating-Point performance³ of 1st Gen AMD EPYC™.

7nm process technology also brings energy efficiency. 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ can provide the same performance at half the power consumption⁴.

 

EPYC by the numbers

AMD EPYC™ has been engineered for datacenters that rely on CPU performance. From oil and gas exploration, to in-memory databases, to big data analytics to production rendering to standard datacenter applications, highly parallel workloads have more cores to work with. AMD EPYC™ 7002 generation processors scale from 8 to 64 cores (16 to 128 threads per socket). No other x86 vendor today enables such a core density in the market⁵.

1-Socket EPYC server advantage

Traditional CPUs typically must scale up to a 2-socket server to overcome an imbalance of resources. With AMD EPYC™, 1-socket servers satisfy most of your workload needs, helping you increase density and reduce capital, power, and cooling expenses. With a 1-socket EPYC server, you can cut licensing costs up to 50% with ‘per-socket’ license software⁸ such as VMware® vSphere or vSAN.