"One step below AMD's current top-end EPYC 7601 server
processor is the EPYC 7551. The EPYC 7551 costs around $800 USD less
than the 7601 while still being a 32 core / 64 thread part but with
slightly lower clock frequencies. In this article is a look at the EPYC
7251 / 7351P / 7401P / 7551 / 7601 Ubuntu Linux performance compared to
various Intel Xeon CPUs in our lab."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips