AMD launches third-generation Epyc processors for datacenters

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Advanced Micro Devices today launched its third Zen-based Epyc processors for datacenters as the chipmaker continues to go after the heart of Intel’s processor business.

Once the perpetual underdog, AMD got a leg up a few years ago with the novel design of its Zen architecture, which can process a lot more instructions per clock cycle than previous AMD chips. AMD has used that advantage to make gains against archrival Intel in both the consumer and enterprise processor businesses.

Market analyst firm Mercury Research noted that AMD has gained market share in client computing chips for