AMD on Monday unveiled its new Gen 3 Epyc 7003 Series CPU aimed at data centers.
The chip, codenamed Milan, aws the world’s fastest CPU for servers that will double the workload performances in high performance computing, cloud and enterprise, AMD CEO Lisa Su said at the online event for the unveiling.
Milan is made using TSMC’s 7-nanometer (nm) process. It has up to 64 cores and 128 threads per processor. Improved core design improves instructions per clock by 19% compared to the previous Gen 2 Epyc 7002 Series.
The new CPU like its predecessor is built on Zen 3 core and AMD Infinity Architecture, the new Epyc 7003 Series processors provide a full feature set across the stack with I/O, 7nm x86 CPU technology, and an integrated security procoessor on die.
It provides 32MB of L3 cache per core, 4-6-8 memory channel for better performance in multiple DIMM configurations, and synchronized clocks between fabric and memory.
Milan adds Secured Encrypted Virtualization-Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP) to AMD Infinity Guard to defend from malicious hypervisor-based attacks.
Epyc 7003 Series also provides 280W peak power model to all its server customers.
For the enterprise, according to AMD, the new processor increases transactional database processing by up to 19%, improve Hadoop big data analytic sorts by up to 60% with 61% better price to performance than the competition __ meaning Intel’s Xeon 6258R __ and offer superior performance for flexible Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
AMD said there will be around hundred new server platforms that will use Epyc 7003 Series this year, which includes Amazon Web Service, Cisco, Google Cloud, Lenovo, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, VMware and others.
AMD also said it was developing 5nm-based Gen 4 Epyc processor.
Meanwhile, rival Intel is expected to launch its own service chip in the Xeon series, called Ice Lake, based on 10nm process.