AMD's 3rd gen EPYC CPUs are launching on March 15 via a digital event

AMD's third-gen EPYC CPUs, codenamed 'Milan' is launching next week on March 15. The launch event will be hosted digitally and will be available on this event page from 8 a.m. PT or 11 a.m. ET.

Several high-profile AMD employees including CEO and President Dr. Lisa Su will be presenting at the event. Other speakers include:

  • Executive Vice President of Technology and Engineering and CTO Mark Papermaster,
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, Forrest Norrod,
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager, Server Business Unit, Dan McNamara.
AMD 3rd gen EPYC performance vs Intel Xeon

At CES this year, AMD briefly previewed the performance of its Zen 3-based Milan CPUs when it compared it against an Intel Xeon part. AMD used dual unnamed 32-core EPYC Milan CPUs and pitted it against dual Intel Xeon Gold 6258R processors. The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model which is a weather prediction and simulation test was run on both systems and the EPYC part was found to be 68% faster. An AMD victory was to be expected considering that the Intel Xeon model had four fewer cores but still this was a mighty impressive showing from Team Red.

AMD hoped to release the Milan CPUs late last year but that got delayed probably due to the ongoing 7nm wafer shortage.

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