Overview to AMD EPYC 7763 Processor
The AMD EPYC 7763 processor is a high-performance CPU designed for enterprise-level workloads that require extensive computing power. It is one of the most advanced processors in the market today, offering exceptional performance, scalability, and security features. The processor is part of the AMD EPYC Rome series of CPUs, which are built on the 7nm manufacturing process and are designed for data center and cloud computing workloads.
In this article, we will take a closer look at the AMD EPYC 7763 processor, its features, specifications, and performance capabilities.
The AMD EPYC 7763 processor is a 64-core CPU with a base clock speed of 2.45GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.5GHz. It has a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 280W and supports up to 4TB of DDR4 memory. The processor is built on the SP3 socket and is compatible with dual-socket motherboards, allowing for up to 128 cores and 256 threads in a single system.
One of the most impressive features of the AMD EPYC 7763 processor is its L3 cache, which has a total capacity of 256MB. The cache is split into eight 32MB chunks, which are distributed across the 64 cores. This allows for faster access to frequently used data, resulting in improved performance for memory-intensive applications.
The AMD EPYC 7763 processor is based on the Zen 3 architecture, which is the latest iteration of AMD's Zen microarchitecture. Zen 3 offers a number of improvements over its predecessor, including higher clock speeds, improved instructions-per-clock (IPC), and a redesigned cache hierarchy.
One of the most significant changes in the Zen 3 architecture is the use of a unified complex (CCX) design. In previous Zen architectures, each core had its own dedicated L3 cache. In Zen 3, the L3 cache is shared across all cores in a CCX. This allows for faster access to data and reduces latency, resulting in improved performance for multi-threaded workloads.
The AMD EPYC 7763 processor is one of the most powerful CPUs on the market, delivering exceptional performance for a wide range of workloads. In benchmarks, the processor has shown significant improvements over its predecessor, the AMD EPYC 7742.
In SPECrate 2017 Integer, a benchmark that measures the performance of integer workloads, the AMD EPYC 7763 scored 873, which is a 23% improvement over the EPYC 7742. In SPECrate 2017 Floating Point, which measures the performance of floating-point workloads, the EPYC 7763 scored 874, which is a 19% improvement over the EPYC 7742.
The AMD EPYC 7763 also performs exceptionally well in memory-intensive workloads. In the STREAM benchmark, which measures memory bandwidth, the processor achieved a score of 440GB/s, which is more than double the score achieved by the EPYC 7742.
The AMD EPYC 7763 processor includes a number of security features that are designed to protect against a wide range of threats, including malware and hacking attempts. One of the most significant of these features is AMD's Secure Memory Encryption (SME), which encrypts all memory data, including data in transit and at rest.
Overall, the processor also includes Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV), which encrypts the virtual machines running on the CPU. This provides an additional layer of protection against attacks, as even if one virtual machine is compromised, the data in other virtual machines will remain secure.
- Manufacturer: AMD
- Part Number or SKU# 100-100000312WOF
- Processor Type: Desktop
- Core Model Type: 7763
- Processor Code Name: Milan
- Manufacturing Technology: 7 nm
- # of Cores: 64
- # of Threads: 128
- Clock Speed: 2.45 GHz
- L3 Cache Size: 256 MB
- Thermal Power: 280 Watts
- CPU Socket Type: Socket SP3
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The processor in a computer is the brain where most processes are initiated. Some factors must be considered when identifying a good desktop processor. Keep in mind that a faster central processing unit (CPU) will help surf web pages, edit photos faster, and even work on spreadsheets. On the other hand, a high wattage processor will have the downside of poor battery life.
The majority of computers and laptops are powered by an Intel CPU with the name of the processor prominently displayed on the product. The CPU model name will indicate the speed of the machine, but it must have a context. What do you need to do with the laptop or desktop? The requirements for a computer used for simple web surfing and everyday tasks are markedly different from those of a computer used for gaming or video editing.
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The confusing mix of numbers and letters actually makes a lot of sense. The brand name of the processor will start such as Intel Core, AMD Ryzen or AMD FX. Following the brand name is the modifier which can be i3, i5, i7, i9, E, N, m5 or x5. For the Intel processors, the number immediately after the hyphen denotes generation such as 7 or 8 for 7th generation and 8th generation. The combination of two or three numbers after that indicates the particular SKU and the single letter (U, H, HK, or Y) will denote the processor line. For AMD processors, AMD Ryzen 5 compares and competes with Intel Core i5U and the same is true for AMD Ryzen 7 and Core i7U processors.
Important Processor Specs
Any processor will have its unique set of characteristics that make it ideal for a specific operating system.
- Cores: A core is best described as the processor within a processor. Most computers have a dual core, whereas the high performance machines have a quad core. The new 8th generation processors – core i5 and core i7 – have four cores. A core will work on a discrete task while other cores perform other tasks.
- Hyper-Threading: This refers to the process whereby a CPU will split a physical core into virtual cores called threads. The dual core machines use hyper-threading to offer four threads while quad core provides eight threads.
- Clock Speed: Refers to the number of cycles that a processor can execute. Clock speed is measured in gigahertz and is one factor considered when evaluating server processor speed.
- Turbo Boost: Some processors are made available with turbo boost. The turbo boost temporarily increases clock speed to help in faster completion of a task. Intel Core i5 and i7 processors have the GHz turbo boost feature and will have max turbo frequency.
- Cache: Refers to the small amount of RAM on the CPU that stores frequently used information to aid in speedy completion of tasks. Most processors will have anything between 1 and 4MB of cache.
- Thermal Design Power (TDP): TDP is the amount of watts a processor uses. More watts are synonymous with better performance but have the downside of greater power consumption and higher temperature.
Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen
The Intel and AMD debate still persists. AMD processors are no longer associated with poor performance and budget systems. The new Ryzen Mobile platform compares very well with the Intel core i5 and i7 processors.
Generations and Processor Lines
Intel will have a new processor generation every 12 to 18 months for faster and power efficient performance. Not all processor lines are migrated into the new generation architecture at the same time. The most recent architectures are the Kaby Lake Refresh, Ice Lake, and Comet Lake that are available across different but not all processor lines.
When picking a processor to build your system, choose the right processor line rather than just picking a core i7 over a core i5 or core i3. Intel processors are available in four main lines under which you get a set of core i3s, i5s, i7s, and i9s. Each line has different TDP ranging from 4.5 to 45 watts. The Y series is the lowest rising to the H series. Towards the top of the range are the Intel Xeon processors with vPro technology for high end workstations used for engineering, professional animation and research.
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