AMD EPYC 7542 processor review

EPYC 7542 processor released by AMD; release date: 7 Aug 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $3400. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Zen 2 microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 32, threads - 64. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.4 GHz. Manufacturing process technology - 7 nm, 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 2 MB, L2 - 16 MB, L3 - 128 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-3200. Maximum memory size: 4 TB.

Supported socket types: SP3. Power consumption (TDP): 225 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3781
2206
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
87767
56809
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2206
PassMark - CPU mark 56809

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2
Launch date 7 Aug 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $3400
OPN PIB 100-100000075WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000075
Place in performance rating 43
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 2.9 GHz
L1 cache 2 MB
L2 cache 16 MB
L3 cache 128 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.4 GHz
Number of cores 32
Number of threads 64
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 190.7 GB/s
Maximum memory size 4 TB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200

Compatibility

Socket Count 1P/2P
Sockets supported SP3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 225 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 128
PCI Express revision 4.0

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)