Intel reveal 34 new Gold/Platinum server CPUs

Intel reveal 34 new Gold/Platinum server CPUs

Intel reveal 34 new Gold/Platinum server CPUs

 
Intel has revealed 34 new Gold/Platinum server CPUs, which will use the companies new Skylake-SP “Purley” Platform and come with up to 28 cores. 
 
It is expected that the flagship CPU of this series, the Xeon Platinum 8180, will offer 28-cores and 56-theads threads at 2.5GHz and a TDP of 205W. 
 
The table below shows that these CPUs use H0 stepping, which suggests that these CPUs have been in development for a long time, though this is unsurprising given the new features that are available on these new CPUs. Skylake EP will offer support for AVX-512 instructions and offer support for 6-channel memory. 
 
Memory-wise Skylake-EP will support 6-channel memory with up to 3-DIMMS per channel, allowing this platform to support up to 18-DIMMS per CPU. 

  

Intel reveal 34 new Gold/Platinum server CPUs

 

It is expected that Intel also plans to release Bronze and Silver series Xeon CPUs, which will come as part of Intel’s Skylake-X platform on their LGA 2066 socket. These CPUs are expected to come with lower core counts and potentially lack some of the advanced features contained in their higher-end Gold and Platinum series CPUs. 

Skylake-SP will use a different CPU socket than Skylake-X, which will allow it to support larger CPUs with higher TDPs as well as more memory channels and DIMMs. The Skylake-SP socket is not expected to ever have a consumer variant. 

 

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