AMD Expands EPYC 4th Generation CPU Portfolio with Leading Processors for Cloud-Native and Technical Computing Workloads

New 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors deliver leadership performance in cloud native and technical computing

Microsoft Azure and Meta introduce support for new AMD EPYC CPUs at Data Center and AI Technology Premiere

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, at the Data Center and AI Technology Premiere, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the addition of two new workload-optimized processors to the 4th Portfolio of Gen EPYC CPUs. Leveraging the new Zen 4c core architecture, cloud-native AMD EPYC 97X4 data center CPUs further extend the EPYC 9004 processor series to deliver the thread density and scale needed for leadership cloud-native computing. Also, AMD announced the 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology, ideal for the most demanding technical computing workloads.

In an era of workload-optimized computing, our new CPUs are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the data center, delivering new levels of performance, efficiency and scalability, said Forrest Norrod, executive vice president and general manager , Data Center Solutions Business Group, AMD. We closely align our product roadmap to our customers’ unique environments, and each offering in the 4th Generation AMD EPYC processor family is tailored to deliver compelling, industry-leading performance in general purpose, cloud-native, or technical computing workloads.

Advancement of native cloud computing

Cloud-native workloads are a rapidly growing class of applications designed with cloud architecture in mind and are rapidly developed, deployed, and updated. AMD EPYC 97X4 processors, with up to 128 cores, deliver up to 3.7x throughput performance for leading cloud-native workloads compared to Ampere1. Also, 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, with Zen 4c cores, offer customers up to 2.7x energy efficiency2 and supports up to 3x more containers per server3 to drive cloud-native applications at scale.

At the Data Center and AI Technology Premiere, AMD was joined by Meta who discussed how these processors are suitable for their core applications like Instagram, WhatsApp and more; as Meta is seeing dramatic performance improvements with 4th Gen AMD EPYC 97X4 processors versus 3rd Gen AMD EPYC on various workloads, while also delivering substantial TCO improvements, and how AMD and Meta have optimized EPYC CPUs for Metas’ energy efficiency and compute density requirements.

Model Cores Maximum
Base Frequency
Increase the frequency4
Cache (MB)
9754 128 256 360W 2.25 3.10 256
9754S 128 128 360W 2.25 3.10 256
9734 112 224 320W 2.2 3.0 256

Outstanding technical computing performance

Technical computation enables faster design iterations and more robust simulations to help companies design new and compelling products. 4th Gen AMD EPYC Processors with AMD 3D V-Cache Technology Further Extend AMD EPYC Processor 9004 Series to Deliver World’s Best x86 CPU for Technical Computing Workloads5 such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA), electronic design automation (EDA), and structural analysis. With up to 96 Zen 4 cores and industry-leading 1GB+ L3 cache, 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache can significantly accelerate product development, delivering up to twice as many design jobs per day in Ansys CFX.6

On stage at the Data Center and AI Technology Premiere, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure HBv4 and HX instances, powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache. Optimized for the most demanding HPC applications, the latest instances deliver up to 5x performance improvements over the previous generation HBv3 and scale up to hundreds of thousands of CPU cores.

Model Cores Maximum
Base Frequency
Increase the frequency1
Cache (MB)
9684X 96 192 400W 2.55 3.70 1.152
9384X 32 64 320W 3.10 3.90 768
9184X 16 32 320W 3.55 4.20 768

The entire lineup of 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors are available today and are feature- and socket-compatible with existing systems based on AMD EPYC 9004-series CPUs, providing a continuous upgrade path. Watch the video ad here and visit the landing page for4th Generation AMD EPYC Processors Learn more and read what AMD customers are saying here.

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1 Results may vary due to factors such as system configurations, software versions and BIOS settings. As of 6/13/2023, see Cloud Native Workloads
2 Results may vary due to factors such as system configurations, software versions and BIOS settings. As of 6/13/2023, see
3 SP5-149: Container density throughput based on maintaining ~25,000 ecommerce Java operations/sec/container until SLA is exceeded using >90% total cores on composite server-side Java workload as measured by AMD to 06/13/2023 . Common container settings: 40GB allocated memory, similar disks and NIC. 2P Server Configurations: 2P EPYC 9754 128C/256T SMT ON, Memory: 1.5TB = 24 x 64GB DDR5 4800, Ubuntu OS 22.04, NPS Setting: L3 as NUMA with 16 vCPU vs 2P Xeon Platinum 8490H 60C/120T HT ON, Memory: 2TB = 32 x 64GB DDR5 4800, Ubuntu OS 22.04, NPS Setup: NPS 2 with 16 vCPU vs 2P Ampere Altra Max 128-30, Memory: 1TB = 16 x 64GB DDR3200, System operating Ubuntu 22.04, NPS setting: current NPS 1 25C. Results may vary due to factors such as system configurations, software versions and BIOS settings.
4 EPYC-018: Maximum Boost for AMD Processors EPYC is the maximum frequency achievable by any single core on the processor under normal operating conditions for server systems.
5 SP5-165: EPYC 9684X CPU is the world’s highest performing x86 server CPU for technical computing, comparison based on publications as of 6/13/2023 measuring score, rating, or jobs/day for each of SPECrate2017_fp_base (SP5-009E), Altair AcuSolve (, Ansys Fluent (, OpenFOAM ( processors/server-tech-docs /amd-epyc-9004x-pb-openfoam.pdf), Ansys LS-Dyna ( 9004x-pb-ansys-ls -dyna.pdf) and Altair Radioss ( average speed of application test case simulations on 2P servers running 96-core EPYC 9684X versus a best performing general purpose 56-core Intel Xeon Platinum 8480+ server or a top-of Xeon 8490H-based server 60-core stack for leadership in technical computing performance. Engineering computing or engineering workloads as defined by AMD may include: electronic design automation, computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, seismic tomography, weather forecasting, quantum mechanics, climate research, molecular modeling, or similar workloads . Results may vary based on factors such as silicon version, hardware and software configuration, and driver versions. SPEC, SPECrate and SPEC CPU are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See for more information.

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