Intel Launches 14nm Broadwell-EP Family with Fastest 22 Core Chip for Servers
Intel has launched their next-gen Broadwell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v4 product family aimed at workstation and data center platforms. The chip maker claims this new series includes 20 per cent more cores and cache, providing better performance per watt than previous generation workstation family.
Based on the 14nm core architecture, the Broadwell-EP v4 family will leverage from faster 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM which offers greater I/O throughput. Other features include processors with up to 22 cores and up to 44 threads per socket, up to 55MB of last-level cache (LLC), and support for up to 24 DIMMs per two-socket server.
The new CPU lineup is designed for two-socket servers. Intel fact sheet unleashes 16 processors for two-socket servers, three for “frequently optimized” two-socket servers, two chips for low power two-socket servers, one chip for two-socket workstations, and five processors that fall under the “storage and communications” category.
The Broadwell-EP family comprises of several SKUs with the flagship Xeon Processor E5-2699 v4 featuring 22 cores — the highest core count for any Intel processor to date. Some key technologies integrated into the new series include:
- New Intel Xeon Platform
- Fast Data Transfer with High-speed DRAM in Multiple Configurations
- State of the Art Solid State Drives (SSDs)
- Smart Authentication
- HPE Application Migration to Cloud Solution
Finally, Broadwell-EP v4 is compatible with existing platforms as well as the consumer and workstation class boards based on the LGA 2011-v3 and R3 sockets (C612 and X99 Chipsets). The product family will be offered with 27 different server SKUs that range in price between $213 and $4,115.