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Intel presents the new Xeon-W workstation CPUs

The Xeon-W CPUs bridge the gap between server and consumer models. (Source: Intel)
The Xeon-W CPUs bridge the gap between server and consumer models. (Source: Intel)
The workstation-oriented Xeon-W CPU family includes models packing between 4 and 18 cores and up to 36 threads, with Turbo frequencies going as high as 4.5 GHz. Prices range between US$294 and more than US$2000.

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.

For more information about pricing and specs, check out the table underneath.

A closer look at the specs reveals the similarities between these CPUs and the Core i9 models. (Source: Anandtech)
A closer look at the specs reveals the similarities between these CPUs and the Core i9 models. (Source: Anandtech)

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-08-30 (Update: 2017-08-30)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.