Finally Intel has announced up to 56 core Xeon Platinum Server CPU Lineup to counter the upcoming AMD’s EPYC Server chips
Intel in the past few years has not really amazed the tech world yet, holding its previously gained position and so with its processors. The same old 14nm architecture is being followed and used in most of their consumer end as well as server end processor lineup.
Already AMD is breaking through with its Ryzen processors in the consumer end, and now is targeting the server space by its upcoming 7nm EPYC Rome processors.
Now, in this situation, Intel had to do something for its huge server market, and that’s why they’ve announced the Xeon Platinum Server CPUs.
These Xeon Scalable data center processors have been announced at Intel’s Data-Centric Innovation Day at San Francisco. Intel even announced 53 different variants of the new series with the highest end variant going up to 56 cores, 112 threads and 12 memory channels per chip.
Apart from unveiling the Xeon Scalable server processors, Intel has also showcased the Optane DC Persistent Memory DIMMs at the event.
On the other hand, Team Red’s 7nm EPYC beasts with up to phenomenal 64 cores and 128 threads in a single chip will directly challenge the Intel’s Cascade Lake lineup and double of that in a dual socket server.
Also, the Intel’s new server-side Xeon processors come with Multi-Chip Module which fuses two dies as a single chip, quite similar what has been shown for the new upcoming EPYC processors.
The top-end Xeon Platinum 9282 processor boasts of an impressive 3.8 GHz boost clock speed and a 2.6 GHz base clock and a huge 77 MB of L3 cache.
The dual die design in each of these processor helps you to achieve up to 12 channels memory controller for DDR4 2933 and up to 24 channels in DDR4 3TB in dual socket server.
These processors have been rated at a whopping highest TDP of 400W, which can certainly be kept cool only using water cooling stuff.
Also, these chips won’t be compatible on previous gen motherboards, which I think is a big disadvantage to AMD, who has declared that their new end EPYC Rome processors will be compatible with its previous-gen motherboards.
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