AMD EPYC 7272 Review 12 Cores of Rome

The AMD EPYC 7272 is frankly a fascinating processor. It is a 12 core 120W TDP part which makes it one of the lower core count parts and lower TDP parts in the EPYC lineup. Many organizations are looking to AMD EPYC 7002 series systems for their large expansion footprint, but they may prioritize PCIe lanes over compute performance. For these roles, as well as providing a platform for lower-cost systems, the AMD EPYC 7272 is something completely different than what we see at the higher-end of the AMD stack, and what Intel offers.

Key stats for the AMD EPYC 7272: 12 cores / 24 threads with a 2.9GHz base clock and 3.2GHz turbo boost. There is 64MB of onboard L3 cache. The CPU features a 120W TDP. These are $625 list price parts.

Here is what the lscpu output looks like for an AMD EPYC 7272:

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