AMD EPYC 9654 Outruns Intel Core i9-13900KS, Becoming The Most Powerful Processor

The Australian company PassMark, which has been developing software for the comparative analysis of processor performance for more than 25 years, has updated its famous rating. The latest report takes into consideration global changes.

It turned out that the leader had changed. If earlier, the Intel Core i9-13900KS processor occupied the first position in terms of performance, now, it has been overtaken by the AMD EPYC 9654 processor. The chip from AMD became the first in the world to overcome the milestone of 100,000 points. However, if you look at the ranking, it becomes clear that the chips from the Santa Clara company are far ahead of their main competitors, whose headquarters are located next door.

However, the price of the record holder is simply shocking: AMD EPYC 9654 costs almost $12,000, while the Core i9-13900KS is 16 times cheaper ($730).

AMD EPYC 9654 tops the list

AMD’s “Genoa” processor has 96 cores and 192 threads and is based on AMD’s latest Zen4 architecture. It is currently AMD’s flagship EPYC processor. And although at a base frequency of 2.4GHz, it can be overclocked one and a half times, it is still inferior to its brother AMD Threadripper 5990WX, whose frequency can reach 4.5GHz.

However, Genoa has more cores. Thanks to them, it easily exceeds 100,000 points, surpassing any other processor in the ranking. In fact, it is twice as fast as the Core i9-13900KS, which scores 63,000 points in the PassMark rating. The chip from Intel has 24 cores and a maximum clock speed of 6GHz and was released just over a month ago.

But AMD is not stopping there and is working on the Genoa-X series, the launch of which is scheduled for the end of this year. The company promises to equip its new chips with 96 Zen4 cores, and the size of the L3 cache memory will exceed 1GB.

The supply of chips will be more important than the supply of oil, according to the Intel CEO.

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