Naples vs. Rome; With Great Power Should Come Great Efficiency
In their latest deep dive into the EPYC family of processors Phoronix took a look at how much it takes to cool the first Naples based EPYC 7351P, 7401P, 7551, and 7601 in order to compare them to the Zen 2 Rome EPYC 7302, 7402, 7502, 7642, and flagship 7742 processors. As you will see while reading thorough the results, not only do the new Rome processors meet or beat Intel’s in price to performance, the new EPYC’s are also more power efficient than the first generation.
Server rooms are likely to contain a lot more AMD products over the next year with results like this.
Since the AMD EPYC 7002 "Rome" series launch in August we have continue to be captivated by the raw performance of AMD's Zen 2 server processors across many different workloads as covered now in countless articles. The performance-per-dollar / TCO is also extremely competitive against Intel's Xeon Scalable line-up, but how is the power efficiency of these 7nm EPYC processors?