AMD has despatched phrase over this morning that the corporate is extending the product lifecycle for his or her previous-generation EYPC 7003 “Milan” household of server CPUs. The corporate will now offer the Zen 3-based CPUs via no less than 2026, and as a part of that extension plan, has already launched an additional 6 SKUs. With these modifications, Milan is successfully being repositioned as a price range server platform for AMD, providing AMD’s previous tech at a reduction to cost-weary prospects.

First launched in early 2021, AMD’s EPYC 7003 “Milan” platform relies on the corporate’s Zen 3 structure, providing chips with as much as 64 CPU cores, 8 channels of DDR4 reminiscence, and PCIe 4.0 connectivity. The platform has since been outdated by AMD’s quite a few Zen 4-based EPYC 9004/8004 server platforms – Genoa, Bergamo, and Siena – however for continuity and help causes, the Milan platform continues to be being supplied to prospects. And now, it appears, it is going to be for even longer than AMD was first anticipating.

As of right now, AMD is extending the supply of the Milan platform to 2026. All of the whereas, the corporate is repositioning the platform as their latest price range providing, pitching it at prospects who’re on the trailing-edge of server know-how and wish a confirmed platform to improve to, however for no matter cause aren’t able to improve to the 4th era EPYC platforms. In follow, AMD is making an attempt to entice Intel Xeon Scalable prospects who wish to exchange their growing old servers, however aren’t prepared or keen to maneuver on to 4th gen Xeon Scalable (Sapphire Rapids).

Competitively, Milan doesn’t supply a lot of notice almost about efficiency or options in comparison with AMD and Intel’s up to date platforms. However for purchasers already invested in it and who want the flexibility to restore or carry on-line extra matching methods over the following couple of years, it’s going to stay in service.

In the meantime, the corporate can also be re-launching 6 new Milan SKUs to underscore its place as a price range platform. All of those chips had been first launched by AMD again in September with out a lot fanfare, however now that AMD is extending Milan’s availability to 2026, they’re utilizing the second to highlight their existence.

AMD EPYC 7003 Milan New SKUs
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PCIe Reminiscence TDP



7663P 56 112 2000 3500 256MB 128 x 4.0 8 x DDR4-3200 240 225-280 $3,139
7643P 48 96 2300 3600 256MB 225 225-240 $2,722
7303 16 32 2400 3400 64MB 130 120-150 $604
7303P 16 32 2400 3400 64MB 130 120-150 $594
7203 8 16 2800 3400 64MB 120 120-150 $348
7203P 8 16 2800 3400 64MB 120 120-150 $338

The 6 new chips are a little bit of an eclectic combine. The highest two SKUs – the 56-core 7663P and 48-core 7643P – are 1P-only variations of present Milan chips at a cheaper price. In the meantime the 7303 and 7203 elements are new, with AMD providing ultra-budget server chips with simply 16 and eight cores respectively. The 7203/7203P are true entry-level chips by server requirements, with simply 8 CPU cores, 64MB of L3 cache, and peak clockspeed nicely under AMD’s solely different 8 core Milan (72F3). Nonetheless, all of those chips include the complete I/O and reminiscence channels supported by the Milan/SP3 platform, permitting AMD to place them as options to the extra restricted EPYC 8004 Siena platform.

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