Milan-X Overclocks

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-epyc-milan-x-overclock…

Since server platforms are naturally not designed for overclocking, in a bid to boost the frequency of AMD’s EPYC 7773X processors to 4.80 GHz (boost) the specialist had to use a custom motherboard designed for hyperscale datacenters and featuring an enhanced voltage regulation module. With the AMD EPYC Overclocking utility, they increased power limits to 1500W (up from 280W by default), and boosted voltage all the way to 1.55V. Interestingly, but the CPUs were cooled down using air coolers, albeit working at high speeds and therefore producing loads of noise.

The overclocking potential of the engineering sample of AMD’s EPYC 7773X ‘Milan-X’ is arguably as impressive as the size of 3D V-Cache. Yet it remains to be seen whether AMD will actually take advantage of this potential for CPUs aimed at supercomputers and other applications that normally aren’t pushed to extreme clocks. Still, if a company wants fast chips and doesn’t care as much about power consumption, maybe we’ll see special edition EPYC chips.