AMD Dragon Processor Family Welcomes EPYC 7662 and 7532 New Members

AMD has just expanded its portfolio of EPYC processor families, bringing in two new members, EPYC 7662 and EPYC 7532. The company said it wanted to introduce more targeted products to customers to meet the operational needs of different types of workloads. First, the EPYC 7662, the fifth 64-core processor in the second-generation Dragon SKU, is ideal for customers who are new to the market.

AMD Dragon Processor Family Welcomes EPYC 7662 and 7532 New Members

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The EPYC 7662 provides consistent Zen 2 architecture kernel performance at a more affordable price than other AMD EPYC 64 core SKUs. For the 32 Core EPYC 7532, customers will also benefit from a level 3 cache of up to 256MB.

Discussing the ideal use case for the series, AMD said: “The EPYC 7532 is ideal for more cache-sensitive workloads, such as ANSYS CFX, allowing access to up to 8MB of cache per core.”

On average, epYC 7532 performed 111% better than The Xeon 6248 in each ANSYS CFX benchmark.

AMD Dragon Processor Family Welcomes EPYC 7662 and 7532 New Members

In terms of common attributes, epYC 7662 and EPYC 7532 both support 128 PCIe 4.0 channels, 3200MHz memory, and advanced security features.

An integrated dedicated security processor, for example, provides the foundation for a secure boot. Support edgy features such as Secure Memory Encryption (SME) and Secure Encryption Virtualization (SEV).

AMD Dragon Processor Family Welcomes EPYC 7662 and 7532 New Members

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Dell and Supermicro are expected to be among the first partners to support EPYC’s new products.

Both processors are available on Dell EMC PowerEdge R6515, R7515, R6525, R7525, and C6525 servers, as well as on Supermicro A plus servers.

In addition, Supermicro’s Big Twin server supports AMD EPYC 7532.

HpE and Lenovo will also add support for both processors over the next few months.