Monday, March 8th 2021

AMD to Launch 3rd Gen EPYC Processors on March 15

AMD today announced that its 3rd generation EPYC enterprise processors will launch on March 15, 2021. Codenamed "Milan," these processors are expected to leverage the company's latest "Zen 3" CPU microarchitecture to significantly increase IPC (single-threaded performance), and retain compatibility with the the SP3 socket. AMD set up a micro-site where it will stream the 3rd Gen EPYC processor launch event on March 15, at 11 ET (16:00 UTC). "Milan" is rumored to be AMD's final processor architecture on this socket, before transitioning to SP5 and the next-gen processor codenamed "Genoa," sometime in 2022. "Genoa" marks a switch to next-gen I/O such as DDR5 memory and PCIe gen 5.0, along with an increase in CPU core counts.
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8 Comments on AMD to Launch 3rd Gen EPYC Processors on March 15

#1
Tomgang
Sweet. 64 cores at zen 3 speed. But I think I can manage to have 16 core with a Ryzen 9 5950X. That is if I can find one off cause.
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dragontamer5788
Any idea what the price will be?

Just guessing randomly here: 64-core for $4000 at the minimum IMO, maybe $5000 or even $6000 or beyond.
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Tomorrow
Even more SKU's to complete for chiplets. Also dont forget Threaripper based on Zen 3 too. So Ryzen 5000 availability likely to get worse?
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Punkenjoy
Tomorrow
Even more SKU's to complete for chiplets. Also dont forget Threaripper based on Zen 3 too. So Ryzen 5000 availability likely to get worse?
Maybe yes, maybe no. Threadripper on Zen 3 is not there yet.

But for EPYC, that depend. many chiplet might be cpu that can't be sold as Ryzen CPU because they don't hold high frequency good enough. EPYC run at much lower frequency.

The Zen Strategy since Zen 2 is all about binning. They probably stacked up a bunch of die for EPYC already and they are ready to sell them

Later, they might have more 1-2 core working die and they might sell them as hi cache EPYC or Threadripper SKU. They might also sell 4 core sku later down the road. The fact that they release it there probably mean they are confortable with the amount of die they have to sell.

They might also got more volume from TMSC.
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TumbleGeorge
dragontamer5788
Any idea what the price will be?

Just guessing randomly here: 64-core for $4000 at the minimum IMO, maybe $5000 or even $6000 or beyond.
No! $3990 like it's predecessor. More for workstation variant if will exist.
Ups my wrong! I write for Epic but thinking for Threadripper :D
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thesmokingman
dragontamer5788
Any idea what the price will be?

Just guessing randomly here: 64-core for $4000 at the minimum IMO, maybe $5000 or even $6000 or beyond.
For Epyc, you're looking at 7K+. Each of these used to compete vs a pair of Xeon Platinum 8180s which sold for 17K ea lol. These Milan Epycs won't have any competition in the market I suspect.
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dragontamer5788
thesmokingman
For Epyc, you're looking at 7K+. Each of these used to compete vs a pair of Xeon Platinum 8180s which sold for 17K ea lol. These Milan Epycs won't have any competition in the market I suspect.
If you're only going for dual-socket, Xeon Gold 6258R offers far better value than Xeon Platinum 8180.

The $4000 comparison to Xeon Gold is more appropriate than the $10,000 comparison to Xeon Platinum 8180... the Platinums are meant for 8-way systems (!!!) with far more UPI links than needed for the typical deployment.
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Makaveli
Tomorrow
Even more SKU's to complete for chiplets. Also dont forget Threaripper based on Zen 3 too. So Ryzen 5000 availability likely to get worse?
Epyc would get priority over all others in the product stack being the enterprise cpu. I don't believe its going to affect Ryzen 5000 availability on the consumer line.
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