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Intel is expected to launch a batch of Cascade Lake processors sometime this year, and likely sooner than later. How soon? Perhaps in just a matter of a few weeks, according to the latest leak, which has Cascade Lake pegged for an April launch. The leak also suggests we will see Cascade Lake-X processors unveiled at Computex, which runs from May 28 to June 1. If those time frames turn out to be accurate, it is going to be an interesting first half of the year. Bear in mind that AMD also has new chips on the horizon (or is that horiZEN?), including new 7-nanometer Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs for desktops and high-end desktops (HEDTs). Cascade Lake (LGA 3647) : April Cascade Lake-X (LGA 2066) :... Read more...
Intel and AMD both have two high-powered server processors launches coming up next year which are set to shake up the enterprise market. Intel is the runaway market leader with its Xeon family of processors, but AMD is making slow and steady progress to challenge that market share with its EPYC processors. During the first half of 2019, the fight will continue with the 14nm++ Cascade Lake-AP Xeon processors, while AMD will be fielding its 7nm Zen 2-based "Rome" EPYC processors. Much to our pleasure, leaked Cinebench R15 numbers have made their way to the internet courtesy of HKEPC. Not only do we have results from the range-topping 48-Core Cascade Lake-AP Xeon, but... Read more...
Processor core counts are skyrocketing these days, both on the consumer side and of course in the workstation sector. In regards to the latter, Intel last week announced the immediate availability of its Xeon E-2100 processors targeted at small and medium size businesses, and also a 48-core Cascade Lake CPU for burlier workloads. According to Intel's own testing, the 48-core chip trounces AMD's Epyc 7601 processor. Let's back up a moment. Intel is gearing up to launch a line of Cascade Lake-SP Xeon processors built on a 14-nanometer plus-plus (14nm++) manufacturing process, set to debut before the end of the year. Intel also announced that it plans to launch even higher performing Cascade Lake-AP... Read more...
Intel has announced the immediate availability of its Xeon E-2100 processors, which are targeted at small- and medium-sized businesses. The Xeon E-2100 Series consists of entry-level processors, and as such is relegated to single-socket systems.  The Xeon E-2100 Series is based on Intel’s 14nm++ Coffee Lake architecture, and uses the LGA-1151 socket. All processors support dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory and feature a TDP ranging from 71 watts up to 95 watts for the flagship. 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes are supported across the processor family (CPU + chipset), while either 8MB or 12MB of SmartCache is available (depending on the SKU). All of the processors currently support up... Read more...
Back in late July, Intel confirmed what many of us feared would be the case -- its first fully-functional 10nm chips won't be shipping until late 2019 for consumer systems, which is over a year from now. At the time, Intel didn't give us any indication about when 10nm tech would start filtering down to its workstation- and server-grade Xeon processors. That is all changing today, as the company announced plans at its Data-Centric Innovation Summit for the next two years with regards to its Xeon Scalable processor family. The first round of processors in the Xeon Scalable processor family will be based on Cascade Lake (targeted late 2018 launch), and will continue on with 14nm++ process technology.... Read more...
It appears that the Spectre-Meltdown nightmare for Intel and its customers is finally nearing resolution. The chip giant has been working overtime to develop and distribute microcode updates for its processors to combat these vulnerabilities, and this morning announced that 100 percent of its processors released in the past five years have microcode updates to protect "against the side-channel method vulnerabilities." In addition, Intel says that it is taking proactive steps to ensure that all three primary vulnerabilities, which are listed below, are addressed in the future: Variant 1 (Spectre): CVE-2017-5753 (Bound Check Bypass) Variant 2 (Spectre): CVE-2017-5715 (Branch Target Injection) Variant... Read more...