Flagship Intel Xeon E5 2699 V5 Skylake-EP CPU 32 Cores 64 Threads
Intel Xeon E5 2699 has leaked on the internet thanks to a Chinese retail website. This processor will be rivaling the AMD Naples server CPU. The Intel Xeon E5 2699 has 32 physical cores and 64 threads. As compared to the Intel Xeon E5-2699V4A you are getting 10 more cores.
The Intel Xeon E5 2699 is made for the LGA3647 socket and has a base clock of 2.1 GHz. But this is leaked information and this could change in the final version of the product. AMD Naples CPUs also feature the same configuration, 32 cores and 64 threads.
AMD was going to target the server market with the new Zen architecture but with the Intel Xeon E5 2699 it is possible that Intel could keep hold of that server market domination. But we will have to see what becomes of both CPUs when they come out.
Skylake-EP chips will be hitting the market in mid-2017. We expect Zen will be released by then and then these two companies can have a go at each other. It will be exciting to see what effect Zen will have on Intel offerings and how these two will make a splash in the market.
What do you think about the Intel Xeon E5 2699 CPU?