AMD Zen 3 based Epyc Milan Server CPU Nearly 25% Faster than Rome (Zen 2)

The Cinebench R23 score of the AMD Epyc Milan flagship CPU has been shared by “ExecutableFix” on Twitter. The sample tested was running at a boost clock of 3.7GHz in a 2S socket configuration.

In the single-core test, the Zen 3 powered server processor scored an impressive 1,215 points. That’s nearly 25% faster than its predecessor, the AMD Epyc 7702P which nets 990-1,000 points in the same test. While 10-15% of the total gain comes from the IPC increase, the rest comes from a considerable increase in the boost frequency: 3.7GHz vs 3.35GHz.

With Milan, AMD is focusing on the single-threaded performance similar to the Ryzen 5000 lineup. On the multi-threaded front, the Rome CPUs already have a massive lead over their Intel rivals. This increase in ST performance pretty much leaves you with no reason to opt for a Xeon chip.

Intel plans to launch its Ice Lake-SP (up to 32 cores?) in Q1 2021, right around the time the Milan parts will be officially announced. However, we don’t expect Ice Lake to be much faster than Milan in terms of single-threaded performance. The difference should in the lower single digits which is more or less irrelevant as server workloads are multi-threaded and mostly deal with large amounts of data.


Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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