Intel has surprisingly announced new Xeon E-2300 processors this morning based on its Rocket Lake architecture. So, you still have a 14nm process and are limited up to 8 cores only, which in fact is a strange choice but Intel seems to target entry-level servers.
Essentially you get all the benefits of server processors in a so-called less cored commercial chip and Intel Xeon E-2300 processors have ECC Memory Support with DDR4 memory speeds up to 3200 MT/s. Also, these CPUs come with Intel® Server Platform Services (Intel® SPS) and Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT).
So, the Xeon E-2300 Rocket Lake lineup offers 10 new processor varieties, including options with 4, 6, or 8 cores, and thermal design points (TDPs) ranging from 65W up to 95W. With Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequencies as high as 5.1 GHz, and memory speeds up to 23% faster than the prior generation, these new processors outperform the prior Intel Xeon E processor by up to 17%.
When coupled with Intel® C250 Series Chipsets, this platform offers more I/O bandwidth and speed across options including new PCIe 4.0, more lanes of PCIe 3.0, USB 3.2 with new 2×2 (20 Gb), and SATA 3.0 support. This platform is also validated for compatibility with the latest server operating systems, including Windows Server 2022.
Intel Xeon E-2300 Processor Details
|Maximum Core Count Supported||Up to 8 Cores|
|Maximum Base Frequency Supported||3.7 GHz|
|Maximum Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Frequency Supported||5.1 GHz|
|Processor Cache Memory Support||Up to 16 MB Intel Smart Cache|
|Processor Performance Support||Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology|
|Maximum Number of Processor Sockets Supported||One Socket|
|Thermal Design Point (TDP)||Up to 95 Watts|
|Socket Type||Socket H5 (LGA-1200) Socket|
|System Memory Support||2 channels of DDR4 ECCUp to 3200 MT/s2 DPC, UDIMMs only|
|Maximum System Memory Supported||Up to 128 GB|
|Supported Chipset||Intel® C252 or C256 Chipsets|
|I/O||PCI Express 4.0 – Up to 20 lanes (CPU)PCI Express 3.0 – Up to 24 lanes (PCH)USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (20G) – Up to 3 portsUSB 3.2 Gen2x1 (10G) – Up to 10 portsSATA 3.0 – Up to 8 portsDMI – 8 lanes, Gen 3|
|Intel® Manageability Engine(Intel® ME)||Intel ME v15 with Intel® AMTand Intel SPS 6.0|
|Display Support||Gen12 graphics, 1 digital display (HDMI or DP) with up to 4K resolution|
|Intel® SGX||512 MB memory enclave capacity|
|Intel® VROC||SATA RAIDNon-VMD NVMe RAID|
|Support for Intel® Ethernet||1 GbE i210 (LOM/AIC)2.5 GbE i225 (AIC)10 GbE x550 (AIC)|
|Processor Manufacturing Process||Intel’s 14nm process technology|
Intel Xeon E-2300 Processor SKUs
|Processor Number||Base Clock Speed (GHz)||Max Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Frequency (GHz)||Cores/ Threads||Cache (MB)||PCI Express 4.0 and 3.0 Lanes (CPU + Chipset)||Memory Support||Thermal Design Power (TDP)||Socket (LGA)|
|Intel Xeon E-2388G Processor||3.2||5.1||8/16||16 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||95W||1200|
|Intel Xeon E-2378G Processor||2.8||5.1||8/16||16 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||80W||1200|
|Intel Xeon E-2378 Processor||2.6||4.8||8/16||16 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||65W||1200|
|Intel Xeon E-2386G Processor||3.5||5.1||6/12||12 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||95W||1200|
|Intel Xeon E-2356G Processor||3.2||5.0||6/12||12 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||80W||1200|
|Intel Xeon E-2336 Processor||2.9||4.8||6/12||12 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||65W||1200|
|Intel Xeon E-2374G Processor||3.7||5.0||4/8||8 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||80W||1200|
|Intel Xeon E-2334 Processor||3.4||4.8||4/8||8 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||65W||1200|
|Intel Xeon E-2324G Processor*||3.1||4.6||4/4||8 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||65W||1200|
|Intel Xeon E-2314 Processor*||2.8||4.5||4/4||8 MB Smart-Cache||44||Two channels DDR4-3200||65W||1200|
|*Intel Xeon E-2324G and E-2314 processors do not support Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology|
With these processors, Intel seems to target small businesses or startups which require cost-effective server solutions that deliver productivity, reliability, and hardware-enhanced security. Intel has given a lot of explanation so as to who these processors are targeted at and you can read everything here.