It looks like we have an early idea of when to expect AMD's new EPYC processors, alongside some performance comparisons to various Intel counterparts. This week, AMD's press deck for the EPYC 7000 series leaked, showing that the launch is planned for the 20th of June, alongside various headline features of the platform.
This particular leak comes our way from the folks at Videocardz, who were able to get hold of the leaked presentation. According to their report, the EPYC 7000 series will offer up to 32 high-performance Zen cores, 8 DDR4 Channels per CPU, up to 2TB of memory per CPU, 128PCIe lanes, a dedicated security subsystem, an integrated chipset and both single and dual socket designs.
There are 12 EPYC SKUs listed in total, with prices ranging from as low as 400 USD all the way up to 4000 USD. TDPs range from 120W all the way up to 180W depending on which SKU you end up going with. Now, according to AMD's own internal testing, the $4000 EPYC 7601 has a 47 percent performance advantage over the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4. Meanwhile the $1700 EPYC 7401 has a 53 percent advantage over the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4.
Interestingly, the $800 EPYC 7301 has the largest advantage with a 70 percent boost over Intel's E5-2640 v4. These performance matchups were all performed on EPYC single socket VS Intel single socket. However, we don't have details on what benchmark was being performed to get these numbers, so it's best to wait for more information and independant testing on that front.
KitGuru Says: AMD's EPYC CPUs appear to be launching very soon. AMD's internal numbers look good but we do need to see some independent testing and figures before coming to conclusions.