Offering Unmatched Performance, Leadership Energy Efficiency and Next-Generation Architecture, AMD Brings 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors to The Modern Data Center

—New AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors are the world’s fas­test and most ener­gy effi­ci­ent, allowing cus­to­mers to moder­ni­ze their data cen­ters to dri­ve action­ab­le insights for bet­ter busi­ness results— 

AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors are sup­por­ted by a com­ple­te cloud, enter­pri­se, hard­ware and soft­ware ecosystem—

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, at the “tog­e­ther we advance_data cen­ters” event, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ­ced the gene­ral avai­la­bi­li­ty of the 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors; with unmat­ched per­for­mance for cri­ti­cal workloads across cloudi, enter­pri­seii and high per­for­mance com­pu­tingiii.

The 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors bring next-genera­ti­on archi­tec­tu­re, tech­no­lo­gy, and fea­tures to the modern data cen­ter. Built on the “Zen 4” core, the hig­hest per­for­mance core ever from AMDiv, the pro­ces­sors deli­ver lea­ders­hip per­for­mance, ener­gy effi­ci­en­cyv and help cus­to­mers acce­le­ra­te data cen­ter moder­niz­a­ti­on for grea­ter app­li­ca­ti­on through­put and more action­ab­le insights.

Choo­sing the right data cen­ter pro­ces­sor is more important than ever, and 4th Gen EPYC pro­ces­sors deli­ver lea­ders­hip in every dimen­si­on,” said Dr. Lisa Su, Chair and CEO, AMD. “The data cen­ter repres­ents the lar­gest growth oppor­tu­ni­ty and most stra­te­gic prio­ri­ty for AMD, and we are com­mit­ted to making AMD the part­ner of choice by offe­ring the industry’s broa­dest port­fo­lio of high-per­for­mance and adap­ti­ve com­pu­ting engi­nes. We have built the best data cen­ter CPU road­map in the indus­try, and with 4th Gen EPYC we deli­ver ano­t­her major step for­ward in per­for­mance and effi­ci­en­cy to make the best ser­ver pro­ces­sor road­map even bet­ter. With a signi­fi­cant­ly expan­ded set of solu­ti­ons on-track to launch from our eco­sys­tem of part­ners, cus­to­mers selec­ting 4th Gen EPYC to power their data cen­ters can impro­ve per­for­mance, con­so­li­da­te their infra­st­ruc­tu­re, and lower ener­gy costs.”

Acce­le­ra­ting Results and Dri­ving Action­ab­le Insights for Businesses

4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors are desi­gned to deli­ver opti­miz­a­ti­ons across mar­ket seg­ments and app­li­ca­ti­ons, while hel­ping busi­nes­ses free data cen­ter resour­ces to crea­te addi­tio­nal workload pro­ces­sing and acce­le­ra­te output.
With 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, busi­nes­ses can:

  • Sup­port Per­for­mance and Effi­ci­en­cy. With up to 96 cores in a sin­gle pro­ces­sor, the new AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors can enab­le cus­to­mers to deploy fewer and more power­ful ser­vers to con­ti­nue to meet their com­pu­te needs. This allows them to dri­ve grea­ter fle­xi­bi­li­ty wit­hin the data cen­ter that can be lever­aged to address busi­ness sus­taina­bi­li­ty goals and dri­ve real-world dividends.
  • Help Keep Data Secu­re. Through a “Secu­ri­ty by Design” approach, AMD con­ti­nues to deli­ver enhan­ced secu­ri­ty fea­tures in x86 CPUs. The 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor seri­es expands on AMD Infi­ni­ty Guardvi, a cut­ting-edge set of fea­tures that offers phy­si­cal and vir­tu­al lay­ers of pro­tec­tion. With 2X the num­ber of encryp­ti­on keys com­pa­red to pre­vious genera­ti­ons, 4th Gen EPYC pro­ces­sors help cus­to­mers keep data secu­re, whe­ther it is stored local­ly, in the cloud, or resi­ding in storage.
  • Use the Latest Indus­try Fea­tures and Archi­tec­tures. The­se pro­ces­sors con­ti­nue to pro­vi­de cus­to­mers with an “all-in” fea­ture set, with cus­to­mers just nee­ding to pick the core count and fre­quen­cy that matches their workload needs. The 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor intro­du­ces sup­port for DDR5 memo­ry and PCIe® Gen 5, which are cri­ti­cal for AI and ML app­li­ca­ti­ons. In addi­ti­on, 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors sup­port CXL® 1.1+ for memo­ry expan­si­on, hel­ping cus­to­mers to meet deman­ds for lar­ger in-memo­ry workload capacity.

All of the­se fea­tures and capa­bi­li­ties ulti­mate­ly enab­le cus­to­mers to use the 4th Gen EPYC pro­ces­sors to dri­ve infra­st­ruc­tu­re con­so­li­da­ti­on with simi­lar or bet­ter per­for­mance; ther­eby hel­ping redu­ce the cos­ts and ener­gy con­sump­ti­on of their data cen­tervii.

Expan­ding the AMD EPYC Pro­ces­sor Ecosystem

At the “tog­e­ther we advance_data cen­ters” event, AMD exe­cu­ti­ves were backed by nume­rous cloud, soft­ware and OEM part­ners inclu­ding Dell Tech­no­lo­gies, Goog­le Cloud, HPE, Leno­vo, Micro­soft Azu­re, Ora­cle Cloud Infra­st­ruc­tu­re, Super­mi­cro and VMware. The­se part­ners high­ligh­ted their sup­port for 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors:

  • Dell Tech­no­lo­gies announ­ced the next genera­ti­on of Dell PowerEdge ser­vers with 4th Genera­ti­on AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors. Pro­vi­ding impres­si­ve app­li­ca­ti­on per­for­mance, the new sys­tems are desi­gned to help cus­to­mers more effec­tively power deman­ding, com­pu­te-centric workloads such as data analytics.
  • Goog­le Cloud dis­cus­sed incor­po­ra­ting 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors into Goog­le Cloud Com­pu­te Engi­ne and high­ligh­ted how AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors in its data cen­ters are hel­ping Goog­le with their effi­ci­en­cy goals. As well, they high­ligh­ted the use of AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors to deli­ver lea­ding pri­ce-per­for­mance in the Goog­le Cloud Tau VMs and high­ly-secu­re data pro­tec­tion with Goog­le Cloud’s Con­fi­den­ti­al Com­pu­ting portfolio.
  • HPE announ­ced new HPE Pro­Li­ant Gen11 ser­vers that sup­port 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors that are also avail­ab­le through a pay-as-you-go con­sump­ti­on model with HPE Green­La­ke. HPE also announ­ced sup­port for 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors across its super­com­pu­ting port­fo­lio with the new HPE Cray EX2500 and HPE Cray XD2000 supercomputers.
  • Leno­vo intro­du­ced 21 new Think­Sys­tem ser­vers and Thin­kA­gi­le hyper­con­ver­ged (HCI) solu­ti­ons, powe­red by 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, inclu­ding Thin­kA­gi­le VX and Thin­kA­gi­le HX to enab­le fast hybrid mul­ti-cloud deploy­ment and sim­pli­fy infra­st­ruc­tu­re management.
  • Micro­soft announ­ced a Pre­view of new Vir­tu­al Machi­nes (VMs) for HPC. HBv4-seri­es VMs and the all new HX-seri­es VMs are both powe­red by 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors. Each will fea­ture AMD 3D V‑Cache™ Tech­no­lo­gy when they reach Gene­ral Avai­la­bi­li­ty in 2023. Micro­soft also announ­ced addi­tio­nal VMs and con­tai­ners using 4th Gen AMD EPYC are forthcoming.
  • The latest Ora­cle Cloud Infra­st­ruc­tu­re (OCI) E5 com­pu­te instan­ces are powe­red by 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors to be used by cus­to­mers such as Ora­cle Red Bull Racing for deve­lo­p­ment of their next genera­ti­on of power­train pro­jects. Ora­cle will also pro­vi­de enhan­ced secu­ri­ty with OCI Con­fi­den­ti­al Com­pu­ting, based on AMD Secu­re Encryp­ted Vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on (SEV). 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors addi­tio­nal­ly power MyS­QL Heat­Wave, Ora­cle Auto­no­mous Data­ba­se and Exa­da­ta Data­ba­se Ser­vice on OCI.
  • Super­mi­cro announ­ced signi­fi­cant addi­ti­ons to its broad line of ser­vers sup­por­ting the new 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors in the A+ seri­es
  • VMware announ­ced vSphe­re® 8 sup­port and opti­miz­a­ti­on for 4th Gen EPYC pro­ces­sor powe­red sys­tems is avail­ab­le now.

4th Gen AMD EPYC can pro­vi­de up to 2.8X more per­for­manceviii, up to 54 per­cent less powerix, have added to the more than 300 world recordsx held by AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors and are sup­por­ted by a com­ple­te soft­ware and hard­ware eco­sys­tem span­ning a varie­ty of workloads inclu­ding, data­ba­se, vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on, AI/ML, HPC and more. You can see more about the AMD EPYC eco­sys­tem here. Watch the key­note replay here and visit the lan­ding page for 4th Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors to learn more and read about what AMD cus­to­mers have to say, here.

4th Gen AMD EPYC Pro­ces­sors Pro­duct Chart

Model Cores Default TDP cTDP Base (GHz) Boost (GHzxi) 4th Gen EPYC

1kU Pri­cing (USD)

9654 96 360w 320–400w 2.4 3.7 $11,805
9634 84 290w 240–300w 2.25 3.7 $10,304
9554 64 360w 320–400w 3.1 3.75 $9,087
9534 64 280w 240–300w 2.45 3.7 $8,803
9454 48 290w 240–300w 2.75 3.8 $5,225
9354 32 280w 240–300w 3.25 3.8 $3,420
9334 32 210w 200–240w 2.7 3.9 $2,990
9254 24 200w 200–240w 2.9 4.15 $2,299
9224 24 200w 200–240w 2.5 3.7 $1,825
9124 16 200w 200–240w 3.0 3.7 $1,083
9474F 48 360w 320–400w 3.6 4.1 $6,780
9374F 32 320w 320–400w 3.85 4.3 $4,850
9274F 24 320w 320–400w 4.05 4.3 $3,060
9174F 16 320w 320–400w 4.1 4.4 $3,850
9654P 96 360w 320–400w 2.4 3.7 $10,625
9554P 64 360w 320–400w 3.1 3.75 $7,104
9454P 48 290w 240–300w 2.75 3.8 $4,598
9354P 32 280w 240–300w 3.25 3.8 $2,730

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i SP5-010B: SPECrate®2017_int_base based on publis­hed scores from www.spec.org as of 11/10/2022. Con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons: 2P AMD EPYC 9654 (1790 SPECrate®2017_int_base, 192 total cores, www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2022q4/cpu2017-20221024–32607.html) is 2.97x the per­for­mance of publis­hed 2P Intel Xeon Pla­ti­num 8380 (602 SPECrate®2017_int_base, 80 total cores, http://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2021q2/cpu2017-20210521–26364.html).
ii SP5-011B: SPECpower_ssj®2008 com­pa­ri­son based on publis­hed 2U, 2P Win­dows® results as of 11/10/2022. Con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons: 2P AMD EPYC 9654 (27501 over­all ssj_ops/W, 2Uhttp://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2022q4/power_ssj2008-20221020–01194.html) vs. 2P Intel Xeon Pla­ti­num 8380 (13670 over­all ssj_ops/W, 2Uhttp://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2022q4/power_ssj2008-20220926–01184.html).        
iii SP5-009C: SPECrate®2017_fp_base based on publis­hed scores from www.spec.org as of 11/10/2022. Con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons: 2P AMD EPYC 9654 (1480 SPECrate®2017_fp_base, 192 total cores, www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2022q4/cpu2017-20221024–32605.html) is 2.52x the per­for­mance of publis­hed 2P Intel Xeon Pla­ti­num 8380 (587 SPECrate®2017_fp_base, 160 total cores, www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2022q4/cpu2017-20221010–32542.html).
iv EPYC-038: AMD EPYC 9004 Seri­es deli­vers up to a ~14% geo­me­an IPC sin­gle thread uplift genera­tio­nal­ly based on AMD inter­nal tes­ting as of 09/19/2022, per­for­mance impro­ve­ment at the same fixed-fre­quen­cy on a 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ 9554 CPU com­pa­red to a 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ 7763 CPU using a select set of workloads (33) inclu­ding est. SPECrate®2017_int_base, est. SPECrate®2017_fp_base, and repre­sen­ta­ti­ve ser­ver workloads.
vEPYC-028B: SPECpower_ssj® 2008, SPECrate®2017_int_energy_base, and SPECrate®2017_fp_energy_base based on results publis­hed on SPEC’s web­site as of 11/10/22. VMmark® ser­ver power-per­for­mance (PPKW) based results publis­hed at https://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results3x.1.html?sort=score. The first 74 ran­ked SPECpower_ssj®2008 publi­ca­ti­ons with the hig­hest over­all effi­ci­en­cy over­all ssj_ops/W results were all powe­red by AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors. For SPECrate®2017 Inte­ger (Ener­gy Base), AMD EPYC CPUs power the first 4 of 5 SPECrate®2017_int_energy_base performance/system W scores. For SPECrate®2017 Floa­ting Point (Ener­gy Base), AMD EPYC CPUs power the first 8 of 9 SPECrate®2017_fp_energy_base performance/system W scores. For VMmark® ser­ver power-per­for­mance (PPKW), have the top two results for 2- and 4‑socket matched pair results out­per­forming all other socket results. See https://www.amd.com/en/claims/epyc3x#faq-EPYC-028B for the full list. More infor­ma­ti­on about SPEC® is avail­ab­le at http://www.spec.org. SPEC, SPE­Cra­te, and SPECpower are regis­tered trade­marks of the Stan­dard Per­for­mance Eva­lua­ti­on Cor­po­ra­ti­on. VMmark is a regis­tered trade­mark of VMware in the US or other countries.
vi AMD Infi­ni­ty Guard fea­tures vary by EPYC™ Pro­ces­sor genera­ti­ons. Infi­ni­ty Guard secu­ri­ty fea­tures must be enab­led by ser­ver OEMs and/or Cloud Ser­vice Pro­vi­ders to ope­ra­te. Check with your OEM or pro­vi­der to con­firm sup­port of the­se fea­tures. Learn more about Infi­ni­ty Guard at https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/infinity-guard
vii SP5TCO-002B: This sce­n­a­rio con­tains many assump­ti­ons and esti­ma­tes and, while based on AMD inter­nal rese­arch and best appro­xi­ma­ti­ons, should be con­si­de­red an examp­le for infor­ma­ti­on pur­po­ses only, and not used as a basis for decisi­on making over actu­al tes­ting. The Bare Metal Ser­ver Green­house Gas Emis­si­ons TCO (total cost of owners­hip) Esti­ma­tor Tool com­pa­res the selec­ted AMD EPYC™ and Intel® Xeon® CPU based ser­ver solu­ti­ons requi­red to deli­ver a TOTAL_PERFORMANCE of 10000 units of inte­ger per­for­mance based on the publis­hed scores for Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC CPU based ser­vers. This esti­ma­ti­on reflects a 3‑year time frame. This ana­ly­sis com­pa­res a 2P AMD 96 core EPYC 9654 CPU powe­red ser­ver with a SPECrate®2017_int_base a score of 1790, https://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2022q4/cpu2017-20221024–32607.pdf; com­pa­red to a 2P Intel Xeon 40 core Platinum_8380 based ser­ver with a SPECrate®2017_int_base score of 602, https://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2021q2/cpu2017-20210521–26364.pdf
viii SP5-049B: VMmark® 3.1.1 matched pair com­pa­ri­son based on publis­hed results as of 11/10/2022. Con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons: 2‑node, 2P 96-core EPYC 9654 powe­red ser­ver run­ning VMware ESXi 8 RTM (40.19 @ 44 tiles/836 VMs, https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmmark/2022–10-18-HPE-ProLiant-DL385Gen11.pdf) ver­sus 2‑node, 2P 40-core Xeon Pla­ti­num 8380 run­ning VMware ESXi v7 U2 (14.19 @ 14 tiles/266 VMs, https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmmark/2021–04-20-Fujitsu-PRIMERGY-RX2540M6.pdf) for 2.8x the score and 3.1x the tile (VM) capa­ci­ty. 2‑node, 2P EPYC 7763-powe­red ser­ver (23.33 @ 24 tiles/456 VMs, https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmmark/2022–02-08-Fujitsu-RX2450M1.pdf) shown at 1.6x the per­for­mance for refe­rence. VMmark is a regis­tered trade­mark of VMware in the US or other countries.
ixSP5TCO-009K: As of 11/10/2022 based on AMD Inter­nal ana­ly­sis using the AMD EPYC™ Bare Metal Ser­ver & Green­house Gas Emis­si­on TCO Esti­ma­ti­on Tool — ver­si­on 6.35 esti­ma­ting the cost and quan­ti­ty of 2P AMD EPYC™ 9654 powe­red ser­vers ver­sus 2P Intel® Xeon® 8380 based ser­ver solu­ti­ons requi­red to deli­ver 8500 units of inte­ger per­for­mance. Envi­ron­men­tal impact esti­ma­tes made lever­aging this data, using the Coun­try / Regi­on spe­ci­fic electri­ci­ty fac­tors from the ‘2020 Grid Electri­ci­ty Emis­si­ons Fac­tors v1.4 – Sep­tem­ber 2020’, and the United Sta­tes Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agen­cy ‘Green­house Gas Equi­va­len­ci­es Cal­cu­la­tor’. This sce­n­a­rio con­tains many assump­ti­ons and esti­ma­tes and, while based on AMD inter­nal rese­arch and best appro­xi­ma­ti­ons, should be con­si­de­red an examp­le for infor­ma­ti­on pur­po­ses only, and not used as a basis for decisi­on making over actu­al tes­ting. The ana­ly­sis inclu­des both hard­ware and vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on soft­ware components.
For addi­tio­nal details, see https://www.amd.com/en/claims/epyc4#-SP5TCO-009K.
x EPYC-022B: For a com­ple­te list of world records see http://amd.com/worldrecords
xi EPYC-018: Max boost for AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors is the maxi­mum fre­quen­cy achiev­a­ble by any sin­gle core on the pro­ces­sor under nor­mal ope­ra­ting con­di­ti­ons for ser­ver systems.