EPYC 9654 is twice as fast as Core i9-13900KS
PassMark database has now been updated with AMD’s latest Zen4 desktop CPU.
AMD’s first “Genoa” processor is now listed in PassMark “High End CPU” ranking. The EPYC 9654 a 96-core processor with 192 threads based on AMD’s newest Zen4 architecture. This is currently AMD’s flagship EPYC processor.
Officially this CPU offers a base clock of 2.4 GHz and boosts up to 3.7 GHz. It is therefore not as fast as Threadripper 5990WX clock-wise, which boosts up to 4.5 GHz, but with a higher core count, this EPYC CPU easily crosses 100K points, outclassing every other processor in the ranking.
The EPYC 9654 is faster than 64-core EPYC 7773X based on updated Zen3 Milan-X architecture. With a score of 124K points, Genoa CPU is 36.8% faster than Milan-X. It is also twice as fast as the Core i9-13900KS consumer CPU with 24 cores and a 6 GHz max clock which was released earlier this month.
This Genoa processor was released in November of last year. It is based on updated Zen4 architecture officially delivering a 14% IPC increase over its successor. The new CPU series require an entirely new platform with a new SP5 socket and DDR5-4800 memory support.
AMD is already working on Genoa-X series which are set to launch later this year. The series will feature up to 96 Zen4 cores, and as confirmed by AMD, the size of L3 cache will exceed 1 GB.