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With some general knowledge of its manufacturing process and products currently available to consumers, AMD Epyc may be a better overall purchase for the company. Intel may offer slightly better performance at the single-core level, but the big advantage comes from how they make the chips, specifically how they print them. Intel prints all the core chips at the same time so once they start moving to larger core chips, you’re going to have more and more transistors that don’t meet the threshold for the upper layer chips and the cost of production goes up.

On the other hand, and using what they call an infinite architecture, what they do is they print one CCX at a time, only four cores, and then combine the CCXs to form a processor with many more cores, and it scales very well.

For example, if a single core fails on a CCX, it can still be used on low-end chips, I believe the quadcore in Ryzen’s lineup consists of 2 CCXs with 2 failed or disabled cores on each CCX to still form a quad-core chip, the process is similar on Intel, It seems that no 18 core chip was produced, but only 16 cores were working, otherwise working, it was pushed offline to a 16 core SKU and used there, except that this is more common in the case of using CCX, and I’m sure there are plenty of available CCX with all 4 core functionality, And can be “glued” together, as Intel says, to form these extremely high core CPUs easily (as opposed to the Intel manufacturing process).

So what this means is that TLDR means that AMD will be able to produce their server chips much easier and cheaper than Intel, which will allow them to consistently undercut Intel’s price and sell them at a much lower price than Intel can afford, all while maintaining margins.

I don’t know if there are any hard numbers on price, but I can assure you that AMD’s products will bring a higher value for money and provide similar performance, which may or may not be more efficient than Intel’s, which is given that AMD’s desktop chips can deliver higher raw performance per watt, which is a bit hard to say, But desktop Intel chips usually run at higher frequencies, which usually will also reduce the efficiency, so it’s hard to say how they at run time each core competition number of the core set high and low speed, but I can’t imagine they will have too big difference, but in most cases, to find just described under the condition of cloud computing server, It seems that price will be the main deciding factor to decide, and I’m 99% sure AMD can deliver higher performance per dollar in this case.

That’s not to say Xeon is likely to outperform its rival Epyc processor, but Epyc is likely to be a lot cheaper. Intel Xeon CPU



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