AMD is making significant advances in the server processor market with AMD Epyc processors, particularly with the new 64-core Epyc chips. The Servethehome website has tested a duo of these top models in Geekbench against Intel’s fastest offering. The difference in performance (and price) is impressive.
Basically, Geekbench is not a representative benchmark for servers, but there is an idea of how AMD’s performance compares to Intel. A server with two AMD Epyc 7742 chips was provided for a total of 128 cores and 256 threads. In the Linux version of Geekbench 4, this system achieved a multi-core score of 193554 points.
AMD Epyc beats Intel Xeon in Geekbench
The fastest result so far was a Dell PowerEdge R840 with four Intel Xeon 8180M processors – a total of 112 cores and 224 threads. This combination reached more than 155,000 points – almost twenty percent slower than the Epyc system. In addition, four Xeon 8180Ms cost a total of 52044 dollars, while two Epyc 7742s are sold for only 13900 dollars.
Of course, performance depends entirely on workload, so Geekbench is not meaningful. We can safely say that these are by far the fastest server processors AMD has ever built. It is therefore likely that it’s market share will grow rather than decrease.