by Ryan Smith on November 7, 2023 9:00 AM EST
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AMD has sent connection complete this greeting that nan institution is extending nan merchandise lifecycle for their previous-generation EYPC 7003 “Milan” family of server CPUs. The institution will now beryllium offering nan Zen 3-based CPUs done astatine slightest 2026, and arsenic portion of that hold plan, has already launched a further 6 SKUs. With these changes, Milan is efficaciously being repositioned arsenic a fund server level for AMD, offering AMD’s past tech astatine a discount to cost-weary customers.
First launched successful early 2021, AMD’s EPYC 7003 “Milan” platform is based connected nan company’s Zen 3 architecture, offering chips pinch up to 64 CPU cores, 8 channels of DDR4 memory, and PCIe 4.0 connectivity. The level has since been superseded by AMD’s galore Zen 4-based EPYC 9004/8004 server platforms – Genoa, Bergamo, and Siena – but for continuity and support reasons, nan Milan level is still being offered to customers. And now, it seems, it will beryllium for moreover longer than AMD was first expecting.
As of today, AMD is extending nan readiness of nan Milan level to 2026. All nan while, nan institution is repositioning nan level arsenic their newest fund offering, pitching it astatine customers who are connected nan trailing-edge of server exertion and request a proven level to upgrade to, but for immoderate logic aren’t fresh to upgrade to nan 4th procreation EPYC platforms. In practice, AMD is trying to entice Intel Xeon Scalable customers who are looking to switch their aging servers, but aren’t fresh aliases eager to move connected to 4th gen Xeon Scalable (Sapphire Rapids).
Competitively, Milan doesn’t connection overmuch of statement pinch regards to capacity aliases features compared to AMD and Intel’s modern platforms. But for customers already invested successful it and who request nan expertise to repair aliases bring online further matching systems complete nan adjacent mates of years, it will stay successful service.
Meanwhile, nan institution is besides re-launching 6 caller Milan SKUs to underscore its position arsenic a fund platform. All of these chips were first released by AMD backmost successful September without overmuch fanfare, but now that AMD is extending Milan’s readiness to 2026, they are utilizing nan infinitesimal to spotlight their existence.
|AMD EPYC 7003 Milan New SKUs|
|7663P||56||112||2000||3500||256MB||128 x 4.0||8 x DDR4-3200||240||225-280||$3,139|
The 6 caller chips are a spot of an eclectic mix. The apical 2 SKUs – nan 56-core 7663P and 48-core 7643P – are 1P-only versions of existing Milan chips astatine a little price. Meanwhile nan 7303 and 7203 parts are new, pinch AMD offering ultra-budget server chips pinch conscionable 16 and 8 cores respectively. The 7203/7203P are existent entry-level chips by server standards, pinch conscionable 8 CPU cores, 64MB of L3 cache, and highest clockspeed good beneath AMD’s only different 8 halfway Milan (72F3). However, each of these chips travel pinch nan afloat I/O and representation channels supported by nan Milan/SP3 platform, allowing AMD to position them arsenic alternatives to nan much constricted EPYC 8004 Siena platform.