For the past few years, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been a real thorn in Intel’s side, increasingly taking CPU market share away from the historically much bigger rival. In the meantime, the gap has closed, and AMD is now looking to further cement its status in the computer server market. On Monday, the chip giant launched the 3rd generation EPYC server CPU - code named Milan. Built on TSMC’s 7nm process (same as the second-generation Rome), and featuring AMD's Zen 3 microarchitecture, Milan should display a significantly better instructions per clock (IPC) performance. Cloud, Enterprise and HPC customers should also benefit from Milan’s enhanced security features.