AMD EPYC 72F3: specs and benchmarks

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AMD EPYC 72F3
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Year of release 2021
Performance 27.17

Summary

AMD started AMD EPYC 72F3 sales 12 January 2021 at a recommended price of $2,468. This is Milan architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 7 nm+ manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4100 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket SP3 processor with a TDP of 180 Watt. It supports DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at

27.17%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

EPYC 72F3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating178
Value for money5.17
Market segmentServer
SeriesAMD EPYC
Architecture codenameMilan (2021)
Release date12 January 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,468of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$2810 (1.1x MSRP)of 18995 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
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Technical specs

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 cores8 (Octa-Core)
Threads16
Base clock speed3.7 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.1 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache96K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache256 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography7 nm+of 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on EPYC 72F3 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 configuration2of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketSP3
Thermal design power (TDP)180 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by EPYC 72F3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by EPYC 72F3's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size4 TiBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Maximum memory bandwidth204.795 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version4.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of EPYC 72F3. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

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.

EPYC 72F3 27.17
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Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

EPYC 72F3 27388

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Relative perfomance

Overall EPYC 72F3 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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