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It has been interesting to see AMD and duke it out on the home desktop, the former with its latest generation Zen 3 architecture and the latter with Comet Lake (soon to be Rocket Lake). But that is not the only place these two chip giants tussle. The server space is an important battleground, and both are set to load up new artillery, models and specs of which have seemingly leaked out. Leaked information on upcoming server CPUs has been an ongoing thing, actually, some of which we have covered. Back in December, for example, a pair of next-gen EPYC 7003 series CPUs with 64-cores and 128-threads ripped through Cinebench 23, scoring an insane 87,878 in the multi-core test and 1,215 in the single-core... Read more...
AMD has not yet announced its next generation EPYC "Milan" server processors based on its Zen 3 CPU architecture, but they are coming, and presumably soon. Very soon, in fact, if the latest leak is any indication. For a period of time earlier today, a server listing on Dell's site in Canada highlighted a few different Milan options. The unannounced processors showed up within the configuration section for Dell's PowerEdge R6525 racker server system. It's a dual-socket 1U server system built for high performance computing (HPC), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and virtualization workloads, and is currently available with EPYC "Rome" processors based on Zen 2. It looks as though at least... Read more...
AMD's Zen 3-based EPYC CPUs might be the worst-kept secret in all of technology. Details about these CPUs have been leaking onto the internet via Twitter since late last year. More recently, the 32-core EPYC 7543 made itself known via the Geekbench results database. AMD CEO Lisa Su all but confirmed rumors about 32-core CPUs at CES 2021, but stopped short of saying anything about bigger chips. Now, one of those bigger processors has leaked online thanks to Geekbench's online repository.  This result comes from an EPYC 7643 system running Geekbench 4 (which has a different score scaling than the current version 5) on Linux. This particular monster of a CPU will apparently have 48 cores as... Read more...
AMD offered up a preview of its upcoming third-generation EPYC "Milan" server processors, based on its 7-nanometer Zen 3 architecture. According to AMD, its next round of EPYC chips will "reset the bar for data computing" with class leading performance (per core and throughput). On the heels of a lofty claim, several supposed SKUs have leaked, offering up core and thread counts, clockspeeds, cache details, and TDP. The leaks are coming in at a more rapid pace these days, suggesting a launch is imminent. Earlier this week, for example, we caught wind of a 32-core/64-thread EPYC 7543 processor making an appearance at Geekbench (a common destination for unreleased hardware). One of the takeaways... Read more...
AMD finally had some things to say about its upcoming EPYC "Milan" processors based on Zen 3. During the company's keynote at CES, a slide shown behind CEO Dr. Lisa Su touted the company's third-gen EPYC processors as being the world's highest-performance x86 server CPUs, in terms of per-core and throughput. More than just lip service, a benchmark leak suggests AMD was not blowing smoke. While AMD teased its third-generation EPYC chips at CES, the company stopped short of an actual launch or naming any specific SKUs. Instead, it focused on some general information and claims, like offering superior total cost of ownership. AMD also showed a demo whereby a pair of 32-core EPYC Milan processors... Read more...
Zen 3-based Ryzen processors showed some really outstanding performance on the desktop when we looked at the Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X. In the high-performance computing server space, though, 12 to 16 cores is the bare minimum, and systems only scale up from there. AMD has yet to announce its Zen 3 EPYC CPU platform, codenamed Milan, but configuration and performance scores are starting to leak online. The core count is purportedly huge and the performance looks to be through the roof.  Thanks to leaker ExecutableFix on Twitter, we've learned that the EPYC 7763 is a Zen 3 chip with 64 cores, giving it 128 hardware threads with symmetric multithreading, which is paired up with 256 MB of L3... Read more...
Another batch of leaked benchmarks purporting to show a next-generation EPYC "Milan" server CPU based on Zen 3 has materialized, and if the data is to be believed, it offers a decent jump in IPC (instructions per clock) performance over the current generation "Rome" stack, based on Zen 2. Not that this should surprise anyone, given what we have already saw with AMD's Ryzen 5000 series. In case you missed it, we have plenty of benchmarks and data in our review of the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD's top two Zen 3 SKUs. As we found in our evaluation, these CPUs—and by extension, the Zen 3 architecture—are adept at pretty much everything, be it gaming, content creation, productivity... Read more...
With so much attention being paid to graphics card leaks as of late, it could be easy to forget that new CPUs are on the horizon, too. That would be a shame, because Zen 3 is arguably just as interesting, considering the gains AMD has already made with its Zen architecture up to this point. While we continue to wait for Zen 3, a new leaks suggests AMD's upcoming architecture will give its EPYC server CPUs a sizeable boost in performance compared to its current-generation EPYC processors. We have heard quite a bit about Zen 3, most of which is unofficial information. Not all of it, however—AMD has made very clear (on multiple occasions) that Zen 3 will be arriving before the end of this... Read more...
Up to this point, everything AMD has said indicates the company is still on track to launch its upcoming Zen 3 processors this year, despite the recent Ryzen 3000 "XT" refresh that led to rumors of a delayed release. In case further proof is needed, an apparent Zen 3 engineering sample has shown up in the wild, as part of AMD's EPYC server family. Well, a reference to an ES chip, anyway. AMD's third-generation EPYC "Milan" server CPUs will replace its current-generation "Rome" family. These chips will be based on AMD's Zen 3 CPU architecture, and built on an enhanced 7-nanometer manufacturing process (AMD is not referring to the node as 7nm+, though). Zen 3 will presumably give way to better... Read more...
AMD has been making some serious inroads on Intel's market share in the lucrative server market for the past two years. It all started with the company's first-generation Zen-based EPYC 7001 processors, with the second assault coming in 2019 with the Zen 2-based EPYC 7002 processors. AMD wants to keep that momentum going, so it reached deep into the heart of Intel to snatch out a top exec with a strong background in enterprise computing and engineering execution: Dan McNamara. McNamara previously served as senior vice president and general manager for Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group. Before that, he was the senior vice president of Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group.... Read more...
AMD delivered a solid punch across the jaw to Intel with its Zen and Zen+ processor architectures, while the Zen 2 could be seen as crushing body blow. Could Zen 3 deliver a stunning uppercut to pummel its long-time rival into submission? That remains to be seen, but recent comments from Forrest Norrod, AMD's General Manager for the Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, give us some hope that Zen 3 will deliver another winning performance for the company. While speaking with TheStreet, Norrod gives us some critical insight into the Zen 3 Milan EPYC processors that will be coming out in 2020. First and foremost, Norrod confirmed that Zen 3 will feature an all-new architecture,... Read more...
AMD is riding high on its Zen 2 CPU architecture, both on the desktop and in the server sector, and has managed to steal some market share from Intel because of its recent success. Lest anyone think AMD will now rest on its laurels, the company put that notion to rest during a recent HPC-AI Advisory Council conference in the UK. It was there that AMD revealed some interesting details about its future plans for its EPYC server chips. Zen 3 EPYC CPUs (codenamed "Milan") loom in the distance, and further out sits Zen 4 EPYC silicon (codenamed "Genoa"). It may feel a bit early to discuss server processors that are up to two generations away, given that AMD is currently scoring wins with its Zen 2... Read more...
AMD has been firing on all cylinders with its Zen family of products, which first came to market in early 2017. Since that time, the processors have grown to cover mobile, desktop and server sectors, with the most recent microarchitecture iteration being 7nm Zen 2 (found currently in Ryzen 3000 desktop processors and EPYC 7002 server processors). But AMD isn't done yet; at the HPE Cast 2019 conference held last week, the company laid out its plans for the future of Zen -- specifically with regards to its EPYC server processors. We already knew that Milan, the successor to 7nm Rome, would be built on an enhanced 7nm+ node, but AMD is now giving us some early insight on performance-per-watt... Read more...