AMD has formally introduced a brand new variant of its third-gen server grade CPU — the AMD EPYC Milan-X, which can also be the world’s first CPU to ship with 3D V-cache expertise. The Milan-X is an upgraded model of Milan that makes use of stacked cache reminiscence (L3) packing expertise.
The AMD Milan-X is manufactured utilizing TSMC N7 fabrication, which provides a complete of 768MB of L3 cache. That is thrice as a lot as of the third Gen EPYC CPUs together with as much as 64 cores and 128GB threads. As per the compatibility, the Milan-X is suitable with the motherboards that help Milan (with an SP3 socket). With only a BIOS improve, companies can use the brand new CPU on the outdated server board.
Do word that, AMD revealed the 3D V-Cache expertise again in June 2021 at Computex and the Milan-X is the primary product to ship with this expertise. Therefore, we are able to anticipate to see client CPUs with the 3D V-Cache expertise hit the market within the subsequent few months.
AMD EPYC Milan-X Options
As of now, there is no such thing as a official affirmation if there will likely be any further energy draw because of the V-Cache. There are two methods to look into it — the corporate might barely decrease clock velocity to take care of an analogous energy draw on the Milan-X as of Milan. Else, the Milan-X may draw a barely greater energy, when in comparison with Milan, which has a TDP of 280W.
Do word that, the corporate has not accomplished any adjustments to the CPU structure and relies on the Zen 3 structure. All of the efficiency enchancment that it has obtained comes from the extra L3 cache. Therefore, we might anticipate the CPUs with Zen 4 structure and 3D V-Cache to be so much sooner, and environment friendly.
As a result of large improve within the cache reminiscence, the Milan-X may cost a little much more than the common Milan or the third Gen EPYC processor. Not simply that, because of the further cache, the Milan-X is claimed to be 66 p.c sooner than the Milan, which in itself must be a great motive for companies to improve.
In line with the corporate, the EPYC Milan-X will hit the market by Q1 2022. As of now, there is no such thing as a official affirmation on the pricing of the Milan-X. All this enchancment will trickle all the way down to client merchandise very quickly, which is the necessity of the hour to compete towards the Intel Alder Lake CPUs.
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Story first printed: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 11:06 [IST]