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AMD will launch its third-generation, Zen 3-based EPYC processors (code-named “Milan”) next week. The company revealed the news in a press release published on its official site today, which confirmed that the CPUs would be announced as part of a digital event slated for March 15. This presentation will include appearances by President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su and a handful of other executives, who will presumably lift the veil on third-gen EPYC’s complete set of specifications and clarify what kind of performance increases users can expect from its Zen 2-based predecessors.

“AMD will host a digital global launch of the new 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET,” the press release reads.

“The digital launch is slated to feature presentations by AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su, 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 and appearances by industry-leading data center partners and customers.”

“The launch will be accessible on the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC launch site starting at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET. A replay of the webcast can be accessed after the conclusion of the live stream event and will be available for one year after the event.”

AMD’s flagship third-gen EPYC processor will reportedly be the EPYC 7763, which features 64 cores, 128 threads, a base/boost clock of 2.45/3.5 GHz, an L3 Cache of 256 MB, and a TDP rating of 280 watts. Recent reports suggest that Milan’s successor, the Zen 4-based “Genoa,” will be even more impressive with SKUs that pack up to 96 cores.

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