AMD EPYC Rome launched with up to 64 cores, frequency up to 3.4GHz

AMD has already announced during the Ryzen 3 announcement that its latest Epyc chips codenamed ‘Rome’ 7nm CPU and finally it’s official now. Today, AMD has launched its new 7nm EPYC Rome processor with promising performance, higher core count ever out of AMD in the server space. AMD’s EPYC 7002 series will be AMD’s highest 64 core and 128 threads and has the highest frequency up to 3.4GHz. AMD going to take one step ahead and compete with the 14nm Intel’s Xeon processor.

The company claims, that developing a 7nm product is not that easy so AMD designed the AMD EPYC 7002 chip using higher density with more cores that resulting in an existing performance with efficiency. The 2nd generation AMD EPYC Rome lineup chip is designed to offer higher performance than its predecessor the EPYC Naples series which launched two years back.

AMD EPYC Rome launched with up to 64 cores, frequency up to 3.4GHz
AMD EPYC 7002 series

The AMD 7nm EPYC 7002 series processor offers up to 64 cores “Zen 2” per socket and AMD used the Infinity Fabric architecture to connect these chipsets to each SoC. The 7nm Zen 2 core technology offers a more 15% IPC than the original Zen core allowing for denser compute capabilities with lower power consumption. The EPYC Rome processor uses 7nm CPU dies per socket coupled with a 14nm I/O dies, one I/O dies per 8 Zen 2 dies, 8 channels of memory and 128 PCLe 4.0 channels.

The EPYC Rome ‘7nm Zen 2’ has a configuration of up to 64 cores which is 128% more than its rival Xeon processor and its performance is 97% better than Xeon chip and EPYC 7002 supports up to 8 memory channels with DDR4-3200. The AMD 7nm EPYC 7002 series unveiled 19 SKUs of which, two models come with 64 cores – EPYC 7742 and EPYC 7702.

AMD EPYC 7002
AMD EPYC 7002

The EPYC 7742 has a base frequency of 2.25GHz and a boost clock of 3.40Ghz with 128 PCle Gen 4 lanes. In addition to the 64 cores, the AMD 7nm EPYC 7002 series lineup includes two 48-core versions, three 32-core versions, and 24-core, 16-core, 12-core and 8-core versions. Alongside, AMD also announced their Zen 4 EPYC series which will be called as “Genoa”.

Talking about the pricing, the AMD EPYC Rome 7252 price starts from $475 and a single chip of the flagship EPYC 7742 will cost around $6,950. Check the below table for specs and prices.

AMD EPYC Rome series specifications and Prices:

CPU Name Cores / Threads Base Clock Max Boost Clock Cache TDP Stepping OPN US Price
EPYC 7742 64 / 128 2.25 GHz 3.40 GHz 256 MB 225W SSP-B0 100-000000053 $6950
EPYC 7702 64 / 128 2.00 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 180W SSP-B0 100-000000038 $6450
EPYC 7702P 64 / 128 2.00 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 200W SSP-B0 100-000000047 $4425
EPYC 7642 48 / 96 2.40 GHz 3.40 GHz 256 MB 225W SSP-B0 100-000000074 $4775
EPYC 7552 48 / 96 2.20 GHz 3.35 GHz 192 MB 180W SSP-B0 100-000000076 $4025
EPYC 7542 32 / 64 2.90 GHz 3.40 GHz 128 MB 225W SSP-B0 100-000000075 $3400
EPYC 7502 32 / 64 2.50 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180W SSP-B0 100-000000054 $2600
EPYC 7502P 32 / 64 2.50 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180W SSP-B0 100-000000045 $2300
EPYC 7452 32 / 64 2.35 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 155W SSP-B0 100-000000057 $2025
EPYC 7402 24 / 48 2.80 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180W SSP-B0 100-000000046 $1783
EPYC 7402P 24 / 48 2.80 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180W SSP-B0 100-000000048 $1250
EPYC 7352 24 / 48 2.30 GHz 3.20 GHz 128 MB 155W SSP-B0 100-000000077 $1350
EPYC 7302 16 / 32 2.80 GHz 3.30 GHz 128 MB 155W SSP-B0 100-000000043 $978
EPYC 7302P 16 / 32 2.80 GHz 3.30 GHz 128 MB 155W SSP-B0 100-000000049 $825
EPYC 7282 16 / 32 2.00 GHz 3.20 GHz 64 MB 120W SSP-B0 100-000000078 $650
EPYC 7272 12 / 24 2.60 GHz 3.20 GHz 64 MB 120W SSP-B0 100-000000079 $625
EPYC 7262 8 / 16 3.20 GHz 3.40 GHz 128 MB 155W SSP-B0 100-000000041 $575
EPYC 7252 8 / 16 2.80 GHz 3.20 GHz 64 MB 120W SSP-B0 100-000000080 $475
EPYC 7252P 8 / 16 2.80 GHz 3.20 GHz 64 MB 120W SSP-B0 100-000000081 $450