2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ is a new breed of server processors bringing a wealth of improvements over the previous generation: more power, smarter features, and advanced security. AMD is setting the bar for what server owners and operators need, and what any server processor should offer to customers.

More than just pure performance gains, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ brings agility to help manage workloads, ‘hardened at the core’ protection elements, and virtually everything your AMD server customers are seeking. With a focus on powerful architecture, agility to adapt to customer needs, and a foundation of strong security innovations, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ is the new standard of server technology.

Pure Server Performance

AMD is the very first manufacturer to market an x86-architecture server processor based on 7nm technology. With double the core-density and optimizations to the IPC, the result is 2x the integer performance, and 4x the floating-point performance of AMD’s previous server product family.1 Based on a hybrid multi-die architecture, this 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPU decouples processor cores from the I/O die, offering independent fabrication timelines and ensuring both can develop at their own pace without restricting one another.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ makes leaps forward every customer will appreciate:

  • AMD EPYC™ Infinity Architecture offers 8 independent processor dies, and 1 I/O die that can develop independently, allowing server technology to innovate and develop without being hindered.
  • Offers the most I/O and memory bandwidth in its class.2,3

Whether your customer runs enterprise applications, virtualized and cloud computing environments, software-defined infrastructure, high-performance computing, or data analytic applications, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ provides a complete, feature-packed solution.

Integrated Security

Featuring advanced security features and a silicon embedded security subsystem, the AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series processors are ‘hardened at the core’ helping customers guard their most important assets: data. The AMD EPYC™ server processor helps safeguard application privacy and integrity by enabling the encryption of each virtual machine and hypervisor using one of 509 available and unique encryption keys managed by a dedicated security processor.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ offers diverse security capability, right from the moment the server is booted up:

  • Encrypted register state helps protect against memory leaks.
  • Secure I/O helps keep encrypted network and disk data secure right up to its destination.
  • 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™’s secure root of trust checks that the initial BIOS software is booted without corruption, and virtualized environments can be validated cryptographically to help ensure the entire software stacks boot without corruption.

From performance-optimized countermeasures to help prevent certain side-channel vulnerabilities, to proactive encryption in memory, AMD EPYC™ provides advanced protective capability at scale for modern datacenter computing.

2nd Gen EPYC™ Processor

Agile Architecture and Feature-set

With petabytes of data and substantial workloads requiring agile server components, it’s important 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ delivers speed and efficiency, no matter the task.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ provides an efficient, unhampered feature-set. As the first x86-architecture server processor to support PCIe® Gen 4, the EPYC 7002 series brings 2x the I/O capacity and provides high-bandwidth connectivity to a wide range of acceleration engines into the future.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ is also designed for ecosystem support:

  • Open standards help ensure virtually everything just works with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™. A broad ecosystem of tools and libraries result in top cloud providers offering 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ instances.
  • Working with partners helps ensure that a market of compatible products will be ready when the new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors are available.

AMD EPYC: The Definition of Great Server Processors

AMD EPYC™ is just one more way AMD is innovating and shaking up the market, providing greater freedom and performance at attractive price-points. Bringing so many performance and feature improvements with it, AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors will be available to order on August 7th.

The future of server processors is EPYC, and AMD invites you to share the good news with your customers.

Footnotes
  1. A “Zen2” based processor is estimated to have 4X Floating Point Per Socket than a “Zen1” based processor. Actual results may vary. ROM-04
  2. One EPYC 7002 Series has 433% [or: 4 times] more IO bandwidth than one Intel Scalable processors; and / or Two [or One] EPYC 7002 Series processors have 167% more IO bandwidth than two Intel Scalable processors. ROM-21.
  3. EPYC™ 7002 series has 8 memory channels, supporting 3200 MHz DIMMs yielding 204.8 GB/s of bandwidth vs. the same class of Intel Scalable Gen 2 processors with only 6 memory channels and supporting 2933 MHz DIMMs yielding 140.8 GB/s of bandwidth. 204.8 / 140.8 = 1.454545 - 1.0 = .45