i3D.net adds 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs to its instance types

i3dnet AMD instance type
27 June 2024

i3D.net is introducing the latest 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs to its infrastructure stack. This marks a significant step forward in processing power and efficiency from some older generation models and continues i3D.net’s goal to stay at the forefront of innovation and provide customers with a wide range of hardware that suits a broad mix of use cases.

Looking forward with the latest features

4th Generation AMD EPYC CPUs represent a shift in CPU technology. Powered by the latest “Zen 4” core architecture, the 4th Gen AMD EPYC CPUs feature DDR5, PCIexpress 5.0 and CXL support ensuring that the technology remains at the forefront of online infrastructure hosting.

Noticeable improvement in performance

i3D.net has been using AMD EPYC™ 7502P CPUs on its bm8.std.32 bare metal instance for a few years now, highly favored by our gaming and real-time communication application customers. But there is a significant performance improvement in the latest AMD EPYC™ 9354 CPU. With AMD EPYC 9354 CPU, the newest bm9.std.32 bare metal instance, single-thread performance has been improved by 1.5x and multi-thread performance is 2.55x better than the previous generation AMD EPYC CPUs based on Geekbench scores.

Cost efficiency in a high-performance package

The newly introduced bm9.std.32 instance provides the same or better performance compared to public cloud provider-offered machines, all at three to four times lower cost on a yearly commitment basis, allowing our customers to enjoy the enhanced performance and provide their users with reliable services without breaking the bank.

AMD CPU benchmarks i3dnet
Table 2: i3D.net’s AMD EPYC CPU Instance Generation-on-Generation performance benchmark

Benefits for gaming and real-time use cases

For gaming customers, the new instance type brings a smoother and more efficient execution of game engines and software, more game instances per physical machine and the ability to support larger, more dynamic game worlds.

For real-time application providers, the 4th generation minimizes delays in data processing and transmission, allowing for potentially greater reliability in real-time communication.

A competitive global CPU market

The CPU provider market is witnessing a dynamic shift. AMD is expanding its market share rapidly, showcasing its technological progress. Intel, once the market leader, has faced challenges but is poised for a strong comeback in the coming years, with a strong focus on its core business. The impending ‘return of the king’ scenario suggests a fierce battle ahead for performance leadership. And while the two giants are fighting, we see ARM ramping up their market share with exceptionally energy-efficient processors, leveraging AWS’ adoption with their Graviton processor which pushes the ARM software ecosystem even further.

With x86 CPUs being a little less power efficient, yet dominating in performance, we might see collaborations between the three industry leaders, leveraging each other’s strengths for optimal solutions in the future. This triangulation of competition between AMD, Intel and ARM signals exciting times ahead for the industry.

i3D.net’s commitment to high performance

i3D.net’s transition to the AMD EPYC CPUs is more than an upgrade; it’s a strategic step towards future-proofing its infrastructure. As the CPU market braces for intense competition and technological advancements, i3D.net remains committed to providing its clients with the most optimal, efficient and reliable solutions. The journey towards serving the next generation of gamers, developers and enterprises continues, with i3D.net leading the charge into a new era of technological excellence.

Speak to one of our sales representatives for more information on i3D.net’s instance types.

Main Take-Aways

i3D.net has added 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs to its infrastructure stack, with marked improvements in processing power and efficiency compared to older generations. 

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