Intel reveals its new Xeon W-2200 series of processors

Intel reveals its new Xeon W-2200 series of processors

Intel reveals its new Xeon W-2200 series of processors

While Intel’s X299 socket may seem workstation focused in its own right, there’s a difference between what Intel considers as a consumer-grade platform and what they consider a proper Workstation environment. 

While 18 cores on X299 may be for productivity-focused consumers, Intel’s 10th Generation Cascade Lake-X processors lack many of the features that the world of big business demands. This is where Xeon-W steps in to fill the void, bringing forward ECC memory support, extended levels of serviceability, vPro support and better support for Intel VROC RAID. 

Xeon-W is the step between Cascade Lake-X and server-grade Xeons, using a variant of Intel’s X299 CPU socket to deliver the levels of reliability that professional workstations demand, and the promise of extended availability and serviceability.   
   

Intel reveals its new Xeon W-2200 series of processors  

Intel’s latest Xeon-W processors utilise the same Cascade Lake architecture as the company’s new 10th Generation X299 processors, offering Intel’s “Deep Learning Boost” AI acceleration technology. With this, Intel can deliver a 2.2x performance boost over their last-generation of Xeon-W processors in neural network performance, giving AI-focused customers a clear reason to upgrade. 

When compared to a 3-year-old workstation, a workstation with an Intel Xeon E5-1680 v4 processor, Intel states that their new Xeon W-2295 processor can offer a 16.1x performance boost in AI acceleration performance. 

Intel reveals its new Xeon W-2200 series of processors  

In the slide below, Intel shows us that their latest Xeon W processors deliver performance boosts of up to 10-11% over a range of workloads that extend from video editing to 3D design and game development. Intel also shows that when compared to the workstations of 3 years ago that 2X performance gains are not uncommon. 

Intel reveals its new Xeon W-2200 series of processors  

When looking at the specifications sheet below, we can see that Intel’s Xeon-W pricing has seen a significant decrease over their last-generation counterparts, just like the pricing of Intel’s 10th Generation Cascade Lake-X processors. 

Intel’s Xeon W range all offer up to 72 platform PCIe lanes, quad-channel memory support and the ability to use up to 1TB of DDR4 memory. Core counts also extend from 18 cores to four cores, which will allow Intel’s Xeon-W workstations to be designed with specific workloads in mind. 

With their new Xeon W processors, Intel is offering their customers a lot more value for money than they did with their last-generation Xeon lineup. This makes Intel’s Xeon W-2200 lineup extremely competitive in today’s Workstation market.

Intel reveals its new Xeon W-2200 series of processors  

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