During the AMD Computex keynote speech delivered by CEO Lisa Su and other AMD management members, AMD announced that the second generation Epyc server processors are on track for delivery to customers in 2019.
The new server processor series will skip the Zen+ 12 nm refresh and instead receive the all new Zen 2 cores produced at 7 nm. AMD stated that they are testing samples in the labs right now and are planning to deliver samples to select customers later this year.
AMD revealed no details about core count, speed and prices of the new server processors. Also, the chip showed on stage was not delidded, so no predictions regarding 3D chip stacking could be verified.
Epyc performance in the marketplace
Apart from giving a glimpse of the future of Epyc, AMD also gave the public at Computex an update on the market acceptance. Big name manufacturers like Cisco, Lenovo, Tyan, SuperMicro, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and DellEMC are increasingly adopting AMD’s server offerings in their high end and enterprise products.
A number of cloud service providers like Microsoft Azure, Baidu and recently Tencent announced the availability of AMD Epyc powered cloud solutions.