AMD Launches New 64-core Rome Chip
Last Updated On 25th January 2022
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This has been one incredible year for AMD. The giant made numerous supercomputer wins this year including FRONTIER, the supercomputer developed for the United States Department of Energy which is scheduled to be delivered in 2021.
AMD now unveils its latest EPYC processor featuring 64 cores per socket with 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes and 8-channel memory. With the launch of the EPYC processor line-up in Europe, AMD is unveiling a new variant of the “EPYC” processor, the EPYC 7H12.
The EPYC 7H12 features a higher base and boost frequency when compared to its predecessors. EPYC 7H12 has a base frequency of 2.6 GHz and a boost frequency of 3.3 GHz which is 350 MHz more on base and 100 MHz more on boost frequency of EPYC 7742 with an increase of 55W TDP. EPYC 7H12 is rated 280W of TDP, the chip offers the liquid-cooled solution. AMD’s partner, ATOS, offers a 1U solution that features 8 of these processors all of which are liquid-cooled. EPYC 7H12 is assumed to have an all-core turbo which is quite a lot when compared to EPYC 7742.
AMD’s EPYC lineup is a huge jump when compared to its predecessor
AMD’s EPYC lineup consists of EPYC 7H12, which has 64 cores and 128 threads with a base frequency of 2.6 GHz and a boost clock of 3.30 GHz with a TDP of 280w and 256 MB L3 cache. The other processors in this lineup are, EPYC 7742 has 64 cores and 128 threads with a base frequency of 2.25 GHz and boost frequency of 3.40 GHz with a TDP of 225W and 256 MB L3 cache. EPYC 7702 has 64 cores and 128 threads with a base frequency of 2.00 GHz and boost frequency of 3.35 GHz with a TDP of 200W and 256 MB L3 cache.
EPYC 7642 has 48 cores and 96threads with a base frequency of 2.3 GHz and boost frequency of 3.20 GHz with a TDP of 225W and 256 MB L3 cache. EPYC 7552 has 48 cores and 96 threads with a base frequency of 2.20 GHz and boost frequency of 3.30 GHz with a TDP of 200W and 256 MB L3 cache. Cost of EPYC 7H12 isn’t announced yet, the cost of other processor falls in the range from $4025 to $6950.
The chip features the same specifications as the rest of its stack, like the PCIe lanes, security features, and memory support. AMD expects the processors to be installed in huge HPC data centers. AMD says than 7H12 has an 11% performance uplift over 7742. AMD says that they are pushing for liquid-cooled HPC systems.
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