2x64-core dual socket AMD EPYC Milan server CPU scores an eye-watering 87878 on Cinebench R23 ↺
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Tipster @ExecuFix shared benchmark results for what appears to be a dual socket configuration of the AMD EPYC Milan 7713 server CPU in CineBench R23. The dual 64-core setup delivered an astounding 87,878 in the test. To put this into perspective, a high-end consumer Ryzen 9 3900X will score approximately 6500-7000.
More relevantly, the EPYC 7713 seems to deliver better performance than the Intel Xeon Platinum 9282, while featuring a far lower TDP than that 400W part. AMD appears to be leveraging significant IPC gains with the Zen 3 architecture, as well as greater transistor density and higher clocks thanks to the use of TSMC's 7nm lithographic process.
As of now, we have no idea when the EPYC 7713 will come out. However, Intel's current Xeon Platinum lineup could potentially be rendered redundant if pricing is comparable or lower, since TCO (total cost of ownership) would be significantly lower on more efficient 7nm AMD CPUs. It'll be interesting to see how Intel responds, and in particular, how upcoming Ice Lake Xeon parts will stack up against EPYC Milan.