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AMD EPYC 7272 vs AMD EPYC 7742 gaming benchmark

AMD EPYC 7272 vs AMD EPYC 7742

Processor comparisons   30-06-2021
   Let's say there are difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the comprehensive tests AMD EPYC 7272 vs AMD EPYC 7742 and decide which is better for games or normal use for streaming, video editing, programming, machine learning, rendering. Here you can find useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or many benchmarks. A careful analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in software tests such as PassMark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Dolphin Emulator, PCMark 10, DaVinci Resolve Studio, WPrime, Prime95, 7zip, AIDA64, UserBenchmark, VeraCrypt, Geekbench 5.2, MATLAB, SuperPi, Furmark, Handbrake, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Blender, Gears 5, RealBench, Blender, 3DMark.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Last Man Standing
  • Halo Infinite
  • Apex Legends
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Death Stranding
  • Overwatch
  • Valheim
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Fallout 76
  • Fortnite
  • Valorant
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD EPYC 7742 or AMD EPYC 7272.

 
AMD EPYC 7272
AMD EPYC 7742

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
EPYC 727273% EPYC 774287%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7742 is 16% better than EPYC 7272. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
EPYC 727266% EPYC 774292%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of less popular games in which CPU comparisons were performed: League of Legends (LOL), Half-Life: Alyx, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Control, Monster Hunter World, NBA 2K20, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Ghostrunner, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Horizon Zero Dawn, Hitman 3, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, Metro Exodus.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite116.4163.1
Valorant132.3185.4
Cyberpunk 207774.1103.8
Apex Legends124.3174.3
Call of Duty Warzone99.2139.0
Overwatch107.1150.2
Red Dead Redemption 291.3127.9
DOOM Eternal66.192.7
Warzone103.2144.6
Assassin's Creed111.1155.7
Valheim109.8153.9
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
EPYC 727243% EPYC 774216%
To make a finishing choice on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the EPYC 7272 is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7742 since it has less power consumption: 120W vs. 225W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need to know its TDP. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

For example you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video editing or video rendering, streaming, machine learning, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor includes all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the benefit of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
AMD EPYC 7272 AMD EPYC 7742
Cinbench 15 Single-core395202
Cinbench 15 Multi-core38198334
Cinbench 20 Single-core595398
Cinbench 20 Multi-core837220644
Cinbench 23 Single-core2377933
Cinbench 23 Multi-core2130445938

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7272 AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core32572352
Multi-Core4212567386

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7272 AMD EPYC 7742
Single-Core15691091
Multi-Core1837248624

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful will be the the possibility of overclocking it and release date of the processor. The newer the processor, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in the newest games. Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

AMD EPYC 7272 AMD EPYC 7742
Announcement dateApril 01, 2020April 01, 2019
TypeServerServer
SocketSP3SP3
Core nameMilanRome
ArchitectureZen 3Zen 2
Generation32
Turbo Frequency3.2 MHz3.4 MHz
Frequency2.9 MHz2.25 MHz
Cores1264
Threads24128
Bus rate
Bit6464
Lithography
Transistors count42000 millions86000 millions
Power consumption (TDP)120 W225 W
Memory typeDDR4DDR4
Max. Memory
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache64MB256MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number100-000000079
100-100000079WOF
100-000000053
100-100000053WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here EPYC 7272 is 22% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 52 more core than EPYC 7272. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 7272 is better: 10
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 7742 is better: 20
   Although it should be understood that all the data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the reviews of real owners of AMD EPYC 7272 and AMD EPYC 7742 before deciding which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
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• Vs EPYC 7713P
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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
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•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
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• Core i9-12900K Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• EPYC 7543 Vs EPYC 7742
• EPYC 7513 Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7502
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