Intel Attacks “Glued-Together” AMD Epyc Dies



/ 1 year ago

Intel Attacks “Glued-Together” AMD Epyc Dies

Last month, AMD unveiled its Zen-based Epyc server CPUs. The impressive processors follow on from the successful launch of Ryzen back in March. Ryzen’s incredible market reception has Intel worried, with Chipzilla making the most bizarre swipe at Epyc in a recent presentation. At its Xeon CPU launch event, Intel accused AMD’s Epyc chips as being an “inconsistent” and “repurposed desktop product” with “glued-together” dies.

“Intel Data Center Advantages vs. AMD Naples”

Intel attacked Epyc in a leaked slide from the Xeon event, while bigging up its own server solution. In the slide (courtesy of TechPowerUp), Intel says:

INTEL

HOLISITIC DATA CENTER SOLUTION

✓ Proven System Performance and Innovation

✓ Architected for the Data Center

✓ Robust SW and HW Ecosystem

AMD

REPURPOSED DESKTOP PRODUCT FOR SERVER

✕ Inconsistent Performance from 4 Glued-together Desktop Die

✕ Poor Track Record, Inconsistent Supplier

✕ Lack of Ecosystem

Ouch!

Intel Attacks “Glued-Together” AMD Epyc Dies

Is Intel’s Epyc Criticism Fair?

Absolutely not. As TechPowerUp points out, AMD specifically designed its Zen cores for “modularity and scaling” to “keep die-sizes to a minimum and yields to a maximum. This design allows Zen to offer more cores and threads than its rivals whilst drawing less power.

To demonstrate this, it compared Xeon and Epyc performance figures:

Intel Attacks “Glued-Together” AMD Epyc Dies

TechPowerUp explained:

“AMD has 8 more cores, 16 more threads, delivers 16% more performance than Intel’s e5-2699 system and 32% more performance than Intel’s non-“glued-together” Xeon 8176. AMD’s chip does all that while consuming 23% less power than the Xeon e5-2699, and 28% less than the Xeon 8176.”

So, “glued-together” dies wins! Hurrah for “glued-together”!

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2 Responses to “Intel Attacks “Glued-Together” AMD Epyc Dies”
  1. Stark says:

    Now that’s just sad…..

  2. Trooper says:

    Well if it was untrue then AMD would surely sue Intel for libellous accusations. Ultimately it wont affect many people at all as many people will only buy from one or the other because that is the brand they prefer. and the rest will choose the best CPU based on the paper specs.

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