Intel Xeon D SoCs May Feature up to 16 Cores with 18-24 MB Cache
Earlier this year, Intel announced its Xeon D SoC lineup aimed at communications and storage markets. The SoCs based on Broadwell generation feature 2, 4, 6 or 8 CPU cores, up to 12 MB of cache and up to 45 Watt TDP. According to a new report, Intel has now managed to double the maximum number of cores, and consequentially combined cache size, of Xeon D design.
A report from CPU Word claims that Intel will soon expand Xeon D to include a few 12-core and 16-core models with between 18 and 24 MB of L3 cache. The refreshed lineup is now comprised of 13 Xeon D and Pentium D SKUs. The planned models are:
- Pentium D: D-1507, D-1508, D-1517 and D-1519
- Xeon D: D-1518, D-1527, D-1528, D-1537, D-1539, D-1548, D-1557, D-1567 and D-1577
The Pentium D-1519 and Xeon D-1539 chips are designed for use in “extended temperature range operations.” The SoC specifications are not known as of yet, but they are expected to be the same as Xeon D-15×0 line for microservers.
Incorporate most of Broadwell technologies, the upcoming SoCs will support up to 128 GB of DDR3L or DDR4 memory, as well as integrate PCI-e 2.0 and 3.0, SATA 3.0, USB 2.0/3.0 and Ethernet interface controllers. Xeon D and Pentium D processors will reportedly be launched sometime this quarter.