Finally, AMD’s upcoming Zen 3 based Milan CPUs start getting more info but this is an engineering sample that has been spotted. The new 7nm+ based EPYC Milan server processors will be succeeding its very popular EPYC Rome CPUs to give Intel some more problems.
AMD is slated to release the new EPYC Milan CPUs in the Q4 2020, and the newly discovered engineering sample confirms AMD is on right track this year as well. Thanks to @ExecuFix for the info, as we see the sample with OPN code 100-000000114-07_22/15_N and it runs at 1.5 GHz base clock speed and a very low boost clock speed of 2.2 GHz.
However, this is kind of expected because the engineering samples run at lower clock speeds than the final one. Although there’s no specific info about number of cores or cache memory, the tipster points out that this Milan sample seems to match the 64 core Rome sample in terms of clock speed.
Hopefully, this year AMD will be focusing on IPC gains with Zen 3 architecture and so even if the clock speeds remain lower we can expect IPC lift of up to 15% as promised earlier. So, you can mostly expect to see 64 cores per socket which means dual socket motherboards will come up to 128 CPU cores.
The enhanced 7nm process will give a bump in performance, lower power draw, reduced temperatures along with higher clock speeds, which ultimately depends on AMD, how much it wants to push its CPUs. But we can expect from AMD to improve its server CPUs with EPYC Milan and maintain its performance lead in the server market as well.
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