AMD EPYC 7281: specs and benchmarks

AMD EPYC 7281

Summary

AMD started AMD EPYC 7281 sales 29 June 2017 at a recommended price of $650. This is Naples architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 16 cores and 32 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2700 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket TR4 processor with a TDP of 170 Watt. It supports DDR4 Eight-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 23.94 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.

General info

Of EPYC 7281 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Series
AMD EPYC
 
Architecture codename
Naples
 
Release date
29 June 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$650
 

Technical specs

EPYC 7281's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of EPYC 7281's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
16
 
Number of threads
32
 
Base frequency
2.1 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
2.7 GHz
 
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
of 8192 (Opteron 3380)
L3 cache
32 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
192 mm2
 
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on EPYC 7281 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2 (Multiprocessor)
 
Socket
TR4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
170 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7281. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7281 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by EPYC 7281.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Eight-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
2 TiB
 
Max memory channels
8
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
158.95 GB/s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of EPYC 7281's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
128
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of EPYC 7281. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

23.94

Passmark

21230

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good EPYC 7281 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall EPYC 7281 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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