EPYC 9654: specs and benchmarks


Aggregated performance score

EPYC 9654 provides server-grade benchmark performance at 78.98% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


AMD started EPYC 9654 sales 10 November 2022 at a recommended price of $11,805. This is a high-end Genoa architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 96 cores and 192 threads, and is based on 5 nm, 6 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket SP5 processor with a TDP of 360 Watt. It supports DDR5-4800 memory.

Primary details

EPYC 9654 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking4
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation10.12
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameGenoa
Release date10 November 2022 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$11,805of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$4544 (0.4x MSRP)of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

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 cores96
Base clock speed2.4 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.7 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache384 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography5 nm, 6 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size12x 72 mm2
Number of transistors78,840 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on EPYC 9654 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)
Power consumption (TDP)360 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by EPYC 9654. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

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


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by EPYC 9654's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR5-4800
Maximum memory size6 TiBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Maximum memory bandwidth460.8 GB/s


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version5.0
PCI Express lanes128

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of EPYC 9654. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 9654 78.98


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: 68%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

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Gaming performance

Closest competitors

EPYC 9654's performance relative to its closest rivals among server CPUs.

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for EPYC 9654, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for EPYC 9654 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 17612 configurations using EPYC 9654 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
31.8% (5603/17612)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.3% (47/17612)
RTX 4080 SUPER GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
0.006% (1/17612)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
1% (182/17612)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.3% (48/17612)
RTX 4070 SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
0.006% (1/17612)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (39/17612)
PRO W7800 Radeon PRO W7800
0.02% (4/17612)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.03% (5/17612)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.006% (1/17612)

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