Intel presents the new Xeon-W workstation CPUs
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The new Xeon-W CPU family is supposed to bridge the gap between server and consumer models, while the Xeon-SP (Scalable Processor) chips will be marketed as the high-end (Expert) server solutions. The Expert CPUs will work only on the new LGA 3647 socket and will feature support for error-correcting memory and the VPro remote management platform. The Xeon-W CPU family now brings all the Expert features to the already existing LGA 2066 socket, but Intel did not really come up with a smooth upgrade path, since the Xeon-W models still require a new C422 chipset.
The Xeon-W family is actually replacing the E5-1600 server CPUs, and it includes models packing between 4 and 18 cores and up to 36 threads, with Turbo frequencies going as high as 4.5 GHz. The new CPUs support up to 512GB of ECC RDIMM/LRDIMM memory, and dual 512-bit FMAs throughout the stack. A closer look at the specs reveals that the new Xeon-W are essentially Core i9 chips that have all the server-side features enabled. However, the new Xeon-W processors are not compatible with the X299 chipset.
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