AMD 3rd Gen EPYC Milan server processors come with price-performance and total cost advantages over Intel’s scalable Xeon chips.
AMD; Introduced the company’s 3rd generation EPYC Milan processors, representing the widest range of processors ever for the company’s cloud, enterprise and high-performance workloads. Named as Milan, this series will offer new security features to data centers, as well as be a major competitor to Intel in terms of performance and price.
New processors named Milan were announced on Monday, just weeks before Intel launched its next-generation Xeon scalable processors codenamed Ice Lake. Subsequently, customers in the data center industry dominated by Intel processors quickly started demanding the 3rd generation EPYC Milan. Upon these calls, server solution companies such as California-based chip manufacturer Santa Clara, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Supermicro; It has announced that AMD 3rd Generation EPYC Milan processors will be used in more than 100 new server platforms. It is estimated that cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure will include EPYC processors on more than 400 servers by the end of the year.
AMD states that 19 new processors with 64 cores and 4.1 GHz frequency have much better performance compared to the second generation EPYC Roma series released in 2019 and position the company in a completely different place in terms of competition. In addition, AMD underlines that Intel has surpassed the scalable Xeon Cascade Lake server processors that it presented last year with a big margin in terms of performance. Dan McNamara, a former Intel executive who manages AMD’s EPYC projects, also confirms this data. It is worth noting that the technical details about the Intel Ice Lake CPUs that will be released this year are not yet clear, so a comparison is made with the last generation.
In addition, according to another statement made by AMD’s management; The low total cost of ownership (TCO), which is the most important feature of the EPYC series, is also exceptionally suitable for Milan processors. Total cost of ownership, whose English is “Total Cost of Ownership”, is defined as a type of calculation based on the money a hardware has spent until the end of its life since it was purchased or rented. Especially the low value of this value not only leaves big profits to companies providing server services, but also enables customers to have servers at cheaper prices.
“It’s clear that the third generation EPYC is the highest performing server processor in the industry,” said Ram Peddibhotla, AMD’s corporate vice president of EPYC product management. found in the description. He continued, “And as a result of this performance, it is a good option for cloud systems that 3rd generation EPYC has a significant TCO value as well as providing advanced security and data protection. said.
Another advantage of Milan, according to Peddibhotla, is that server setups created for 2nd generation EPYC processors can also work with 3rd generation EPYC Milan without loss of performance. It is indeed a great advantage to make the upgrade so easy by updating the BIOS only.
If we need to briefly mention the technical features of Milan; Milan is based on the 7-nanometer Zen 3 architecture, which was introduced last fall with the release of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 desktop processors. Other features include 64 cores, 4.1 GHz frequency, 128 lane PCIe 4.0 connectivity, 4 TB memory capacity and support for up to 3,200 MHz DDR4 frequency. It should also be noted that there are 19 different Milan processors and divided into 3 profiles according to need.