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AMD EPYC 7272: specs and benchmarks
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AMD started AMD EPYC 7272 sales 7 August 2019 at a recommended price of $625. This is Zen 2 architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 7 nm, 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 3200 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket TR4 processor with a TDP of 120 Watt. It supports DDR4 Eight-channel memory.
It provides good benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.
EPYC 7272 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||190|
|Value for money||18.68|
|Architecture codename||Zen 2 (2019−2020)|
|Release date||7 August 2019 (3 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$625||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Current price||$707 (1.1x MSRP)||of 18493 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)|
Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
|Physical cores||12 (Dodeca-Core)|
|Base clock speed||2.6 GHz||of 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)|
|Boost clock speed||3.2 GHz||of 5.8 (Core i9-13900KF)|
|L1 cache||96K (per core)||of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)|
|L2 cache||512K (per core)||of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|L3 cache||64 MB (shared)||of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||7 nm, 14 nm||of 5 (Ryzen 9 7950X)|
|Die size||192 mm2|
|Number of transistors||4,800 million||of 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||+|
Information on EPYC 7272 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
|Number of CPUs in a configuration||2 (Multiprocessor)||of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||120 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7272. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by EPYC 7272's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR4 Eight-channel||of 5200 (Ryzen 9 7950X)|
|Maximum memory size||4 TiB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||8||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||204.763 GB/s||of 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|ECC memory support||+|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of EPYC 7272. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
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