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Mar 21, 2022
ASUS Servers Ready to Leverage Breakthrough Performance of 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors with AMD 3D V-Cache Technology

Taipei, Taiwan, March 21, 2022 ASUS, the leading IT company in server systems, server motherboards and workstations, today announced the full server product lines to support the latest 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors with AMD 3D V-Cache™ technology to accelerate key technical computing workloads and drive innovation in data centers. ASUS has also established itself as a performance leader, with current first-place positions in both the SPEC CPU® 2017 and SPECjbb® 2015 benchmarks on SPEC.org – continuing the dominance of ASUS servers.

Record-breaking performance, verified by SPEC.org 1

Taking advantage of the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors with AMD 3D V-Cache compute leadership performance, ASUS achieved top-ranking results on 14 of the 16 SPEC CPU 2017 key benchmark metrics. Specifically, an ASUS RS720A-E11 server equipped with dual AMD EPYC 7773X processors – the highest-end processors in this processor series – notched up a world-beating score of 745 SPECrate®2017_fp_base. Fitted with a single AMD EPYC 7773X processor, stablemate server RS520A-E11 scored a record-breaking 374 SPECrate®2017_fp_base. ASUS also achieved three top results on SPECjbb 2015 (Composite/MultiJVM) benchmarks for Java server performance with RS700A-E11-RS12U with dual 7773X processors. The results demonstrate that ASUS servers continue leadership with the latest AMD EPYC processors, delivering outstanding performance for the server industry.

Table 1. SPEC CPU results

System
Model

CPU

SPECrate®2017_int

SPECrate®2017_fp

SPECspeed®2017_fp

Base

Peak

Base

Peak

Base

Peak

RS720A-E11

AMD EPYC 7773X
(280 W, 64 cores, 2.2 GHz)

864

928

745

775

295

298

RS520A-E11

AMD EPYC 7773X
(280 W, 64 cores, 2.2 GHz)

440

475

374

390

193

197

Table 2. SPECjbb2015 results

Benchmark

System Model

JVM Name

JVM Version

max-jOPS

critical-jOPS

SPECjbb2015-
Composite

RS700A-E11-
RS12U

Oracle Java SE
17.0.1

Java HotSpot 64-bit
Server VM, version
17.0.1

372676

329839

SPECjbb2015-
MultiJVM

RS700A-E11-
RS12U

Oracle Java SE
17.0.1

Java HotSpot 64-bit
Server VM, version
17.0.1

388135

357221

SPECjbb2015-
MultiJVM

RS700A-E11-
RS12U

Oracle Java SE
17.0.1

Java HotSpot 64-bit
Server VM, version
17.0.1

513161

179204

Free BIOS update enables compatibility for full ASUS server portfolio

ASUS offers both dual-socket RS720A and RS700A and single-socket RS520A and RS500A series servers to support the addition to the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processor lineup, with TDP options from 240 W to 280 W, and core count from 16 to 64 cores – and all with the latest 768 MB L3 cache.

GPU server offerings from ASUS, such as the ESC8000A and ESC4000A series, that support four up to eight dual-slot AMD Instinct™ accelerators, Xilinx FPGA accelerator cards and NVIDIA GPUs will also support the new processor – empowering it to be optimized for AI, deep learning and HPC workloads. All the models are drop-in compatible, with a simple BIOS update enabling all the features of the latest 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors with AMD 3D V-Cache. This will help ensure improved and consistent performance, as well as compatibility with the latest AMD platforms.

The world’s highest performance processors for technical computing 2

AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology triple the amount of available L3 cache to 768 MB per socket, compared to EPYC 7003 series without 3D stacking. This helps to deliver faster time-to-results on targeted workloads like EDA, CFD and FEA software and solutions while providing socket compatibility with existing AMD EPYC 7003 platforms.

By increasing the pool of L3 cache that is lower latency and closer to the core than main memory, the latest EPYC 7003 Series processors with AMD 3D V-Cache utilize the same shared memory architecture as the rest of the 3rd Generation EPYC family. That means customers can now take advantage of a full up to 96 MB of L3 cache per CCD without sacrificing performance, even on lower core count and mainstream processors.

1Comparisons based on best performing 1- and 2-chip servers published at SPEC.org as of 3/21/2022. SPEC, SPEC CPU, SPECrate, and SPEC JBB are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. For more information about SPEC CPU 2017 and SPEC JBB 2015, see www.spec.org/cpu2017 and www.spec.org/jbb2015.

2MLNX-032: World’s highest performance for technical computing comparison based on AMD internal testing as of 2/14/2022 measuring the rating or jobs/day for each of the application test case simulations average speedup on 2P servers running 32-core EPYC 7573X to 2P servers running 32-core Intel Xeon Platinum 8362 for per-core performance leadership and on 2P servers running top-of-stack 64-core EPYC 7773X to 2P servers running top-of-stack 40-core Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 for density performance leadership and. Results may vary based on factors including silicon version, hardware and software configuration and driver versions.

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