Benchmarks Performance Virtualization

New VMmark Results Feature vSphere 8 and 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

VMware is excited to announce that the first VMmark results using VMware vSphere 8 have been published and were used to highlight the performance of the new AMD EPYC™ 9004 Series Server Processors at their launch event last week. The results can be seen in context on the VMmark results page, but here is a summary:

Processors vSphere Version Total Hosts Total Sockets Total Cores Result
AMD EPYC 9654 8.0 GA 2 4 384 40.19 @ 44 tiles
AMD EPYC 9374F 8.0 GA 4 8 256 34.22 @ 36 tiles


Let’s compare the top-performing VMmark results for the 3rd Gen and 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors:

vSphere 7.0 with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors vs.vSphere 8.0 with 4th Gen AMD EPYC Processors

Key highlights include:

  • The AMD EPYC 9654 processors have 96 cores, 1.5x more than the previous-generation 64-core EPYC 7773X processors
  • The overall VMmark score is 1.7x higher than the previous generation
  • The tile count is 1.8x higher than the previous generation (each tile consists of 19 VMs)
  • The new VMmark result uses vSphere 8.0, while the previous result used vSphere 7.0

Here are some resources to learn more:

Here are direct links to the VMmark results compared above:

VMmark is a free benchmark tool used by hardware vendors and others to measure the performance, scalability, and power consumption of virtualization platforms and has become the standard by which the performance of virtualization platforms is evaluated. For more information, please visit the VMmark product page.


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