Average Bench: 46.5% (400th of 1206)

Based on 7 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F12 Model: AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor
Poor: 36%Average: 46.5% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Popular builds with this CPU

Below average average bench

The AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core averaged 53.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,621Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core is just 19.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 451Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 261Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.8 1-Core 68.1 79.9
81.2 2-Core 133 160
47.4% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
206 4-Core 261 317
353 8-Core 451 593
44.7% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,357 64-Core 1,621 1,817
109% 1,621 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
P0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79
2-Core 150
54% 114 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 454
50% 386 Pts
64-Core 1,782
120% 1,782 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 159
56% 120 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 488
51% 399 Pts
64-Core 1,813
122% 1,813 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.8
2-Core 143
52% 110 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 593
55% 447 Pts
64-Core 1,748
117% 1,748 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.1
2-Core 160
56% 119 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 502
48% 388 Pts
64-Core 1,817
122% 1,817 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.7
2-Core 118
42% 89.2 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 353
35% 280 Pts
64-Core 1,421
95% 1,421 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.8
2-Core 118
38% 84.1 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 378
36% 292 Pts
64-Core 1,357
91% 1,357 Pts

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,792,977 CPUs tested.

Typical EPYC 7281 16-Core Builds (Compare 3 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MZ31-AR0-00

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