Tuesday, June 20th 2017

AMD Reveals EPYC Datacenter Processor Pricing

AMD has unveiled the pricing scheme for its latest EPYC line of datacenter processors. In a series of graphs and tables at it's EPYC launch presentation, it outlined a comprehensive platform that it claims beats Intel on a performance per dollar basis across the entire 64 thread spectrum. What is known up to now in regards to pricing can be summarized in this nice table we have made for you below:
Intel for its part has responded in kind, vowing that its Xeon chips will continue to "best all competitors." They reference their Xeon Scalable line as a potential answer to AMD's EPYC lineup, and remind their audience that while they have provided "20+ years of uninterrupted data center innovations," their competitor AMD can hardly claim the same.

Still, if AMD's numbers are anything to go by, Xeon Scalable has a significant uphill battle in store for it from the price/performance metric.

The high points of AMD's presentation on EPYC's price-to-performance competitiveness can be viewed below:

Source: barrons.com
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14 Comments on AMD Reveals EPYC Datacenter Processor Pricing

#1
Melvis
Are any of these CPU's compatible on the threadripper platform? or is this for a totally different socket again?
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Melvis said:
Are any of these CPU's compatible on the threadripper platform? or is this for a totally different socket again?
New socket. It is not a bad thing, servers and desktops are different.
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TheGuruStud
Melvis said:
Are any of these CPU's compatible on the threadripper platform? or is this for a totally different socket again?
Different. MB needs wired for 8 ch ram and all those pci-e lanes.

Enterprise is never the same.
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Melvis
Frick said:
New socket. It is not a bad thing, servers and desktops are different.
Well considering Threadripper is basically Server just transformed into desktop lol but fair enough
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Brusfantomet
Melvis said:
Well considering Threadripper is basically Server just transformed into desktop lol but fair enough
well, no. Threadripper is 2x summit ridge, EPYC is 4x summit ridge and Ryzen is 1x summit ridge.
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Melvis
Brusfantomet said:
well, no. Threadripper is 2x summit ridge, EPYC is 4x summit ridge and Ryzen is 1x summit ridge.
Well if you think servers havent had up to 16cores in the past few yrs then I dont know where you have been lol Opteron 32 Core anyone?
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Thats very competitive pricing in the server world. Now hopefully the AMD server boards are worth a damn.
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#10
HopelesslyFaithful
this has potential to really displace intel in server industry. Lets hope we need some good changes
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Brusfantomet
Melvis said:
Well if you think servers havent had up to 16cores in the past few yrs then I dont know where you have been lol Opteron 32 Core anyone?
32 cores, which one of the summit ridge based AMD offerings has that? i know, the server one named EPYC. Threadripper is the HEDT/workstation iteration.

Of course nobody is going to stop you running a server OS on them (my personal server runs on a A8-5600K), but that is not the intended purpose of the chip and that will be reflected in the motherboards.
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Melvis
Brusfantomet said:
32 cores, which one of the summit ridge based AMD offerings has that? i know, the server one named EPYC. Threadripper is the HEDT/workstation iteration.

Of course nobody is going to stop you running a server OS on them (my personal server runs on a A8-5600K), but that is not the intended purpose of the chip and that will be reflected in the motherboards.
What? :wtf: I think your getting confused here, read back to the first thread you commented on and think about it lol :slap:

Im talking about pure core count, not what its named etc
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Brusfantomet
Melvis said:
What? :wtf: I think your getting confused here, read back to the first thread you commented on and think about it lol :slap:

Im talking about pure core count, not what its named etc
And that is where you are wrong, since you are calming that a 16 core thread ripper is a server chip, when the actual fact is that both Treadripper and EPYC use the consumer cores in a x2 or x4 configuration.
core count is not the only thing that makes a computer a server, ECC and management features is also important, while fancy RGB and overclocking is completely irrelevant.

Treadripper CPU is a dual socket consumer solution in one socket, EPYC is a quad consumer socket with some extra crypto and management features in one socket.

so the statement
Melvis said:
Well considering Threadripper is basically Server just transformed into desktop lol but fair enough
is wrong.
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Melvis
Brusfantomet said:
And that is where you are wrong, since you are calming that a 16 core thread ripper is a server chip, when the actual fact is that both Treadripper and EPYC use the consumer cores in a x2 or x4 configuration.
core count is not the only thing that makes a computer a server, ECC and management features is also important, while fancy RGB and overclocking is completely irrelevant.

Treadripper CPU is a dual socket consumer solution in one socket, EPYC is a quad consumer socket with some extra crypto and management features in one socket.

so the statement

is wrong.
So who is wrong now? maybe you want to redo your statement on this since all the information is out now and I dont think I have to say anything to prove how right I was and how wrong you where :roll:
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