AMD has announced the availability of its Epyc 4004 family of processors, an entry-level offering targeted at small and medium-sized businesses.

The portfolio consists of eight CPU-powered servers which the company says have been designed to complement its existing AMD Epyc servers, offering a “balance of performance, scalability, and affordability.”

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AMD's Epyc 4004 – AMD

Powered by Zen 4 architecture, AMD said that a server running a single AMD Epyc 4564P CPU delivers a 1.7x increase in performance when compared to the Intel Xeon E-2488 CPU. The AMD Epyc 4564P consists of 16 Zen 4 cores, 64MB of L3 cache memory, and has a thermal design point (TDP) of 170W.

The other seven 4004 CPUs offer a variety of performance levels, with the Epyc 4584PX matching the 4564P for the number of cores. However, the 4584PX contains 128MB of L3 cache memory and has a TDP of 120W, the same as the 12-core Eypc 4484PX.

The rest of the product portfolio consists of the four-core, 16MB, and 65W 4124P; the six-core, 32MB, and 65W 4244P; the 4344P and 4364P, consisting of eight cores, 32MB, and 65W and 105W, respectively; and the 12-core, 64MB, and 65W 4464.

All the processors are built in a single-socket package to allow for rack scalability and multi-node and tower configurations. AMD says it has updated the IOD and the internal third generation Infinity Fabric architecture with up to 32Gbps die-to-die bandwidth.

Prices of the CPUs range from $149 to $699.

“Historically, many small to medium businesses have had to compromise on their IT solutions by using hardware that doesn’t fully meet their needs,” said John Morris, corporate vice president, enterprise and HPC business group, AMD. “Based on the same technologies that power the most demanding data centers in the world, the AMD Epyc 4004 Series processors are offered at an optimized acquisition cost for customers in small and medium-sized businesses seeking to drive better business outcomes.”