64-core AMD Zen 3-based EPYC 7713 Milan server CPU spotted online, obliterates the Intel Xeon Platinum
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Expected to start shipping before the end of this year and with full availability planned for 2021, the next-gen EPYC Milan lineup is already showing up in online benchmark databases. Today, the time has come for the processor known as the EPYC 7713, a 64-core chip that promises to reach an impressive level of performance.
The aforementioned processor for the server market is listed in the SiSoftware database with the following details: 64C 128T 2.45GHz, 64x 512kB L2, 8x 32MB L3. What appears to be an early engineering sample — due to the 100-000000344 OPN code — will surely have faster clocks in the market-ready variant. However, the EPYC 7713 is already very fast, with results for the CPU Arithmetic tests that sometimes outperform a quad Intel Xeon Platinum (Caskade Lake-SP) system.
When compared to dual EPYC 7742 Rome configurations with clock speeds of over 3.3 GHz, the EPYC 7713 has absolutely no problem to come out on top. Lastly, the top ranking is currently held by four Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processors, which barely manage a 5 percent speed increase over the Zen 3-based EPYC Milan chip.
The AMD EPYC Milan lineup will use an advanced 7 nm process node and will focuse mainly on improving the performance per watt delivered by the existing EPYC Rome lineup. Fortunately, the upcoming chips promise to be pin compatible with the SP3 socket and to feature support for PCIe 4.0 and DDR4, as well as a decent TDP range of 120 to 225 watt.