At the Supercomputing 2018 Conference, AMD announced a special high-frequency SKU in their first-generation 14nm AMD EPYC “Naples” line of server processors that will be the AMD EPYC 7371 processor. This upcoming processor will have 16 cores and 32 threads, with a base clock speed of 3.1 GHz, boosting up to 3.6 GHz on all 16 cores and up to 3.8 GHz on eight cores. It also has a 64MB L3 cache.
This is a significant clock speed increase over the existing AMD EPYC 7351, which has a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz, with a max boost speed of 2.9 GHz. This is especially relevant for SQL Server usage, where licensing is based on core counts, not clock speeds or actual performance. A base clock speed increase of 29.2% is going to be quite noticeable on a heavily utilized SQL Server instance.
I hope that this SKU is offered in mainstream vendor systems like the Dell PowerEdge R7415 and R7425.
Anandtech has some more details here.