AMD’s EPYC 3000 server lineup gets revamped

AMD’s EPYC 3000 lineup of embedded server CPUs recently had a bit of a shakeup. The new lineup sees the addition of a new part, the AMD EPYC Embedded 3255, as well as the phasing out of two older parts, the EPYC 3401 and the EPYC 3301.

What exactly is EPYC 3000, though? It’s the lesser-known product lineup specifically meant for embedded device use cases and goes up against Intel’s Xeon D offerings. The low-profile use cases mean that most of these parts run cool, quiet, and at low clockspeeds. For instance, the flagship EPYC 3451 is a 16 core, 32 thread part that has an all-core boost of just 2.45 GHz and a TDP of just 100W. At the lower end of the spectrum, the EPYC 3201 runs eight cores and eight threads at just 30W, albeit with a base frequency of just 1.5 GHz.

The newest member of the EPYC 3000 family, the EPYC Embedded 3255 is an eight-core sixteen-thread part with a base clock of 2.5 GHz and an all core boost of 3.1 GHz and a configurable TDP betwen 25-55W. You get 16 MB of L3 cache, support for dual-channel RAM, and 32 PCIe lanes.

The two parts that were rationalized, the EPYC 3401 and EPYC 3301, were effectively merged with the 3351 and 3451, which offer double the number of threads. We don’t have any word on pricing yet, but we will update you as we get our hands on more information.


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