Last but not least, AMD plans to carpet bomb Intel’s lucrative Xeon family with its aptly-named EPYC server processors. Although we’ve presented our readers with an overview of EPYC in previous articles, some well-timed leaks are giving us our first glimpse at the full family of processors, starting off with the “lowly” EPYC 7251 and topping out with the EPYC 7601.
Based on information that we have already received from AMD and new info obtained from the leak, we know this about the above processors:
- Up to 8 DDR4 channels are supported per CPU
- Up to 2TB memory are supported per CPU
- All EPYC 7000 Series processors support 128 PCIe Lanes
- EPYC features a Dedicated Security Subsystem
- Motherboards will be socket-compatible with future EPYC processors
- EPYC processors with a “P” designation are designed for single-socket applications
AMD’s EPYC family will be in direct competition with Intel’s upcoming Xeon Processor Scalable Family, which will be available in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Tiers. Platinum-level Xeon processor will reportedly be available with up to 28 cores and are based on Intel’s Skylake-X architecture.