Intel’s launch new Xeon W processors on February 15th

Intel's launch new Xeon W processors on February 15th

Intel’s launching new Xeon Workstation processors this month

Intel has announced that they are launching their latest Xeon W “Workstation” processors on February 15th, CPUs that are expected to arrive in the form of Intel’s Xeon W2400 series and Xeon W3400 series this quarter. 

Intel’s W2400 and W3400 series processors are expected to ship with different core counts, and levels of I/O support, though both are set to utilise Intel’s rumoured W790 motherboard platform. 

It has been a long time since Intel has updated their Xeon workstation CPU lineup, making their new W2400 and W3400 processors a huge upgrade over their predecessors in terms of I/O, core architecture, and core counts. Intel’s W3400 range is expected to ship with models that feature up to 56 cores and 112 threads, while the W2400 range is expected to support up to 24 cores and 48 threads. All models will support DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0.    

Intel’s Xeon W2400.W3400 processors are expected to be based on Intel’s Sapphire Rapids silicon, with all models supporting high DDR5 memory capacities and ECC memory. These processors will allow Intel to surpass AMD within the workstation market in some workloads, delivering DDR5 memory support and PCIe 5.0 support before their rival. At this time, AMD has not revealed when their next-generation Ryzen 7000 Threadripper processors will arrive.   

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