AMD Extends 3rd Gen EPYC CPU Lineup
In 2021, during an event in Santa Clara, California, AMD officially unveiled its third-generation EPYC processors, codenamed Milan (7003 series), featuring the Zen 3 architecture with up to 64 cores and 128 threads. Over recent years, AMD has steadily encroached upon Intel’s market share in the server domain, and the third-generation EPYC server processors have been instrumental in this achievement.
Though AMD launched the fourth-generation EPYC server processors based on the Zen 4 architecture, codenamed Genoa, last year, the third-generation EPYC server processors continue to retain a significant market presence due to their commendable performance and superior cost-effectiveness. Today, AMD has announced the expansion of its third-generation EPYC server processor lineup, introducing six new models and extending their availability until 2026.
The newly added models include the EPYC 7663P (56 cores, 112 threads), EPYC 7643P (48 cores, 96 threads), EPYC 7303P/EPYC 7303 (16 cores, 32 threads), and EPYC 7203P/EPYC 7203 (8 cores, 16 threads), utilizing 7nm CCD and 12nm IOD technologies. AMD intends to position these processors and their corresponding platforms as foundational infrastructure to meet basic business needs, offering an enhanced cost-performance ratio.
AMD has stated that OEM manufacturers, including Cisco, Dell, Gigabyte, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, and Supermicro, will provide tailored solutions for these new processors, offering servers that will be more affordable than the existing models. These products are all slated to hit the market in the coming months.