AMD EPYC 7542: specs and benchmarks

AMD EPYC 7542

Summary

AMD started AMD EPYC 7542 sales 7 August 2019 at a recommended price of $3,400. This is high-end Zen 2 architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 32 cores and 64 threads, and is based on 7 nm, 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 2900 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is SP3 processor with a TDP of 225 Watt. It supports DDR4 Eight-channel memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 64.22 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of EPYC 7542 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
2.70
 
Market segment
Server
 
Series
AMD EPYC
 
Architecture codename
Zen 2
 
Launch date
7 August 2019 (1 year ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,400
 
Price now
$3748
 

Technical specs

Basic processor 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
32
 
Threads
64
 
Base clock speed
2.9 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
2.9 GHz
 
L1 cache
2 MB
 
of 0.875 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
16 MB
 
L3 cache
128 MB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
7 nm, 14 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
192 mm2
 
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked multiplier
+
 

Compatibility

Information on EPYC 7542 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
2 (Multiprocessor)
 
Socket
SP3
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
225 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7542. 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 7542's memory controller.

Supported memory types
DDR4 Eight-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
4 TiB
 
Max memory channels
8
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
204.763 GB/s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of EPYC 7542. 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.

64.22

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario.

56310

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good EPYC 7542 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

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