AMD has been going strong with ZEN2 and is ramping out products real fast to catch the momentum. In that mindset, a duo of 64-core Epyc chip was spotted in geekbench as tested by Servethehome. The difference in price and perf is quite remarkable.
Now it has to be stated that geekbench, of course, is not a representable server benchmark, but it does tell a thing or two indications wise on performance. The test involved a server with two Epyc 7742 chips thus fitted with 128 cores and 256 threads.
In the Linux version of Geekbench 4, this system achieved a multi-core score of no less than 193554 points . The fastest result for team blue was that of a Dell PowerEdge R840 with four Intel Xeon 8180M processors - a total of 112 cores and 224 threads. This combination achieved more than 155050 points, roughly twenty percent slower than the AMD system.
The four Xeon 8180Ms cost a total of $52044, two Epyc 7742s are sold for only $13900. Again, Geekbench is not representative, regardless of AMD and the server industry should be happy with this result.