AMD announces a March 2021 launch date for the Zen 3-based server-grade EPYC processors
AMD has finally confirmed that the EPYC Milan series will launch on March 15, 2021, at 8:00 PDT/17:00 CET. The event will, therefore, unleash CPUs hotly awaited among professional and industrial users, and also probably fans of hugely powerful processing in general.
This upcoming series, also provisionally known as the AMD EPYC 7xx3 series, packs up to 64 Zen 3 (Vermeer) cores, base clocks of up to 2.45GHz, up to 280W TDPs and 256 MB L3 caches. Their maker has already claimed that the Xeon Gold 6258R falls behind by up to 68% compared to a Milan - although the new chip had 32 cores compared to the Intel's 28.
Therefore, it will be good to finally find out which 7xx3 variant AMD was referring to, not to mention more detailed 3rd-gen EPYC specs and features. The company already asserts that they will be the last word in data-center performance - on the other hand, their Zen 4-equipped Genoa successors are already out there on the leaks landscape, suggesting they might have something to say about that before too long.