Intel Xeon Broadwell-EP Launching on March 31st, Offers 20% More Cores Than Haswell-EP
An Intel press slide has just leaked on the web, which suggests the company is planning to launch its workstation-grade Xeon “Broadwell-EP” processors by the end of this month.
The chip in question will be branded under the Xeon E5-2600 V4 series and is expected to offer at least “20% more cores and last-level cache” than Haswell-EP. The CPU will be used in an HP workstation, called the HP Z640, which succeeds the Z620.
The Xeon Broadwell-E will be based on Intel’s14nm process which means 10-core chips will be available at the price of an 8-core chip from the previous generation, 8-core chips at the price of 6-core ones, and so on.
The slide further mentions that Broadwell-E will deliver 18% average performance increase over Haswell-EP, as well as support up to 2400MHz DDR4 memory for greater I/O throughput.
This is however not the first chip from Intel Broadwell-EP family that has emerged online.
Last month, an 18-core Xeon Broadwell-EP CPU was spotted on eBay, carrying a price tag of $999 US. Dubbed Xeon E5-2600 v4, the chip was listed to feature a base clock speed of 2.2GHz and Turbo frequency of 3GHz, as well as a TDP of 145W, 2.5MB of L3 cache per core, with 45MB LLC cache in total.
Source: AnandTech Forums