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AMD demonstrates energy efficiency gains through cutting-edge chip architecture for end users


AMD highlights how it is making a difference in reducing the energy consumption for end users and as a result trim its GHG emissions as well.

AMD strives to create products that improve people’s lives and help our customers and end-users reduce their own energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. We collaborate closely with our customers and partners on product design, system-level optimizations and other activities to advance environmental sustainability, including by minimizing environmental impacts.

Maximizing the computing performance delivered per watt of energy consumed is a vital aspect of our business strategy. We have consistently demonstrated significant energy efficiency gains through our cutting-edge chip architecture, design and power management features and have secured the track record to prove it: we achieved a 31.7x increase in performance per watt for processors in mobile devices, for example, exceeding the AMD 25x20 Energy Efficiency goal (2014-2020).

AMD's new Ryzen 5800U processor with up to 43% better power efficiency than Energy Star 8.0 requirements will help deliver energy-efficient laptops without compromise, including our Ryzen 5800U processors with up to 43 percent better power efficiency than Energy Star 8.0 requirements. An enterprise that upgrades 10,000 PCs from four-year-old Ryzen 2500U processors to new Ryzen 5800U processors would save approximately 272,000 kWh of electricity and 183 metric tons of CO2e, equivalent to 3,187 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

AMD EPYC processors power the most energy-efficient x86 servers, delivering exceptional performance and reducing energy costs by meeting application performance demands with fewer physical servers than competitive solutions. For example, to deliver 1200 virtual machines, it takes an estimated 10 2P AMD EPYC™ 7713-powered servers or 15 2P Intel® Platinum 8380-based servers. The AMD solution takes an estimated 33 percent fewer servers, uses approximately 32 percent less power and provides estimated GHG emission savings of about 70 metric tons of CO2e, equivalent to the carbon sequestration of 28 acres of forest in the United States.

When it comes to supercomputing, which is the concentration of processing power over multiple parallel computers, energy efficiency is paramount. The Green500 list ranks supercomputers based on their energy efficiency. The June 22 update showed that AMD EPYC processors and AMD Instinct accelerators powered the most efficient supercomputers in the world, including four of the top five, eight of the top ten, and 17 of the top 20 most efficient. The Frontier test and development system (TDS) supercomputer secured the top spot in the Green500 June 22 update based on optimized 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors and AMD Instinct MI250x accelerators."

Our unwavering ambition is reflected in AMD's goal of increasing the energy efficiency of AMD processors and accelerators powering servers for high-performance computing and training. artificial intelligence to 30x by 2025. In 2021, AMD has achieved a 3.9x increase. Near the second half of 2022, we're on track to achieve our goal, having achieved a 6.8x improvement in energy efficiency over 2020 using a powered accelerator node. Powered by an AMD EPYC processor from 3rd Generation and four AMD Instinct MI250x.6 GPUs Our lenses use measurement methods validated by renowned energy efficiency researcher and author, Progress Dr. Jonathan Koomey.

“The energy efficiency goal set by AMD for accelerated compute nodes used for AI training and High-Performance Computing fully reflects modern workloads, representative operating behaviors and accurate benchmarking methodology,” said Dr. Jonathan Koomey, President, Koomey Analytics.