Leaked Intel Ice Lake Xeon details – LGA 4187 and 8-channel memory

Leaked Ice Lake Xeon details - LGA4187 and 8-channel memory

Leaked Ice Lake Xeon details – LGA 4187 and 8-channel memory

It looks like Intel is preparing to transition to another socket in the server market, moving from the already large LGA 3647 socket for Skylake-X and Cascade Lake to a new LGA 4189 design. 

This change will be coming with Ice Lake, with the Power Stamp Alliance member Bel Power Solutions revealing that the platform will sport up to a 230W TDP, 8-channel memory support and release in late 2018/2019. 

The move to a new socket and an 8-channel memory configuration moves intel much closer to AMD’s EPYC series processors, which already support an 8-channel memory controller and uses the company’s colossal 4094-pin LGA SP3 socket. With the growing need for both high memory capacities and bandwidth capabilities, it makes sense that Intel would move to support 8-channel configurations, potentially allowing Intel to boost their maximum memory capacity per CPU to 1TB.  

  

Leaked Ice Lake Xeon details - LGA4187 and 8-channel memory

Ice Lake is expected to use 10nm transistors from Intel, making this increase in maximum TDP to 230W highly significant, suggesting a considerable increase in overall core count or the addition of new features like on-package FPGAs or OmniPath technology. 

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