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Intel Haswell – EP, 18 physical cores of pure power

Intel Haswell – EP, 18 physical cores of pure power

August 21, 2014 3:41 pm0 comments

If the Haswell- E Core i7 with 8 cores is the most powerful processors not created for the consumer market, then we can say the same for the Intel Haswell -EP for workstations and servers that include the Xeon model with the astonishing amount of 18 physical cores.

Is the Xeon E5-2699v3, the top range in a series with an expected launch date of September 9th? With the aforementioned 18 cores (with 36 processing threads native to HyperThreading), a frequency of 2.3 GHz and 35 Mbytes of third level cache (minimum), an enormous amount of power. Its TDP is 145 watts. If the 1,000 dollars of the more powerful Core i7 from Haswell – E seems pricey, pay attention to the cost of the Xeon E5 – 2699v3 which is 4,058 dollars without taxes according to an unofficial list where you can also see the following image.

Will the Xeon E5-2699 v3, the top end of a series planned for launch from September 9. With 18 cores mentioned (36 processing threads with HyperThreading native), a frequency of 2.3 GHz and 35 Mbytes of third-level cache (at least), its power will be huge. Its TDP is 145 watts. If the $ 1,000 Core i7 Haswell-E more powerful you seem expensive, attentive to the cost of Xeon E5-2699 v3: $ 4,058 (without tax) according to unofficial list you can see in the picture below.

Intel Haswell – EP

Intel offers more economic models with 16, 14, 12, 8 and 6 cores (including the low energy model (E5- 2650L) up to the Xeon E5 – 2603v3, the more modest of these platforms which have seen in the new Dell workstation Dell Precision.

Like the Haswell -E they will not be compatible with anything previous. They will require new motherboards with socket LGA- 2011-3. The same socket used as before but with the chipset C610. We hope that manufacturers like Apple upgrade the MacPro with some of these processors. Not with the 18 core model that will be reserved for servers with wider computing needs.

Intel not only focuses on the competency of AMD with Opteron and also at Tesla from NVIDIA. As the high number of cores help avoid using the processing in parallel to the GPUs for servers with a graphic signature.

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