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Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month

22 core Xeon CPUs

Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have up to 22 CPU cores per socket

Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month

 

According to leaker Intel Slides Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month, bringing CPUs to market that offer up to 22 CPU cores and up to 44 threads. 

It looks like Intel will be using the space and power saving 14nm process to cram more cores into their Broadwell-E chips, allowing Intel to create chips with larger and larger core counts. One other thing that Broadwell-E will feature is an updated memory controller that should be able to make better use of faster DDR4 memory, offering native support for 2400MHz memory rather than 2133MHz. 

Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month

 

When we wrote about Broadwell-E CPU rumors we were amazed by the ultra high core count, bringing 10-cores to the Ultra-enthusiast market at some respectable CPU clock speeds. 

Moving to the server side of the equation we see Intel make the same leap when moving from Haswell to Broadwell on the Xeon side, increasing their CPU core count to 22 from 18 and up to 55MB of cache. This means that Xeon Broadwell-E CPUs will have up to 44 CPU threads.  

  Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have up to 22 CPU cores per socket

 

This gives Intel's flagship Xeon CPUs a total of 44 threads per socket, which is simply amazing given that most gamers only use around 4 cores or threads right now. 

Right now we do not know what clock speed these new Intel Xeon CPUs have, but we don't expect it to be as High as the 3GHz 10-core Broadwell-E i7 6950X. Remember that more cores means more heat, so clock speeds will be low to compensate,  though I imagine that it will take a decent amount of cooling to make full use of 22 CPU cores. 

Broadwell-E will be socket compatible with X99, but will likely require a BIOS update to function properly, meaning that users of X99 CPUs will be able to easily update to Broadwell-E from their existing Haswell-E CPUs. 

 

You can join the discussion on Intel's upcoming 22-core Broadwell Xeon CPUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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