AMD EPYC 7002 Series Coverage at STH Road to Rome Hub

AMD EPYC 7002 Top And Bottom Covers
AMD EPYC 7002 Top And Bottom Covers

At STH, we now have dozens of reviews for the AMD EPYC family of processors and the platforms they power. With all of the excitement we have seen on STH around the AMD EPYC 7002 series, we wanted to put all of the content in one place that our readers can quickly search through.

AMD EPYC 7002 Series Delivers a Knockout

The AMD EPYC 7002 series, formerly called “Rome” has generated an enormous amount of industry buzz. If the first generation EPYC, the 7001 or “Naples” put AMD in a close race with Intel, the AMD EPYC 7002 generation catapulted AMD to higher core counts, higher performance, more memory bandwidth, and more I/O throughput than Intel has in the market. Most impressive is that AMD did this while lowering prices for customers who have been squeezed by Intel pricing practices for the past decade. We called it a “knockout” and you can read our in-depth analysis of performance and the market impact here:

AMD EPYC 7002 Series Rome Delivers a Knockout

AMD EPYC 7002 V 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Top Line Comparison Chart
AMD EPYC 7002 V 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Top Line Comparison Chart

AMD EPYC 7002 CPU Reviews on STH

In this generation, AMD has five single-socket only parts. These “P” series parts are special because they leverage the platform’s unique I/O capabilities to deliver industry-leading single-socket performance equivalent to Intel’s dual-socket Xeon performance. What is more, AMD is incentivizing the single socket market with aggressive pricing on these SKUs:

Beyond the single socket parts, the AMD EPYC 7002 series has traditional dual-socket capable parts that scale from 8 cores in a server to 128 cores and 256 threads in a server.

STH has also looked at frequency optimized SKUs designed to maximize performance per core.

We will update these pages as STH reviews go live. If you want to see an overview of the processor options, you can see our detailed AMD EPYC 7002 SKU List and Value Analysis.

AMD EPYC Platform Reviews on STH

AMD promised that its first-generation platforms would be compatible with the second-generation AMD EPYC 7002 series if vendors support it. AMD’s partners also have updates for the new Rome platforms.

AMD EPYC 7401 In Tyan 24 Bay NVMe 2U
AMD EPYC 7401 In Tyan 24 Bay NVMe 2U

1U Single Socket

1U Dual Socket

2U Single Socket

2U 4-Node Platforms

Additional AMD EPYC Platforms

We will update these pages as STH reviews go live.

Additional AMD EPYC Coverage on STH

If you want to see the full set of STH AMD EPYC coverage, you can check out our dedicated AMD EPYC tag here where we now have over 100 distinct pieces on the server CPU offerings from AMD including CPU benchmarks, system reviews, and analysis.


  1. I’d love to see a review of the Epyc 7282 sometime, to see how the performance and power consumption of this lower-frequency, lower-TDP model compares to other 16-core CPUs like the 7302P.

  2. Our company is very much interested in HPE Rome servers. We would like to see a review of the new systems. According to the available information, there seems to be a few limitations (PCIGen, memory speed). Hope that only the documentation department did a bad job…


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