AMD Announces New Top-of-the-Line, 64-Core/128-Thread EPYC Processor

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As part of today’s announcement regarding new customers, new performance milestones, and new world records, AMD introduced an all-new 2nd-generation EPYC processor, the 7H12. This 64-core, 128-thread chip replaces the EPYC 7742 as the stack’s halo product, offering an improved base clock of 2.6 GHz (vs. 2.25 GHz). The max boost clock is a little slower at 3.3 GHz (vs. 3.4 GHz), however.

AMD also announced a new addition to the 2nd Generation AMD EPYC family, the AMD EPYC 7H12 processor. The 64 core/128 thread, 2.6Ghz base frequency, 3.3Ghz max boost frequency, 280W TDP processor is specifically built for HPC customers and workloads, using liquid cooling to deliver leadership supercomputing performance3. In an ATOS testing on their BullSequana XH2000, the new AMD EPYC 7H12 processor achieved a LINPACK score of ~ 4.2 TeraFLOPS, ~11% better than the AMD EPYC 7742 processor.


Tsing Mui
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