Monday, November 21st 2016

Intel's Skylake-EP Flagship Xeon E5-2699 V5 CPU to Harness 32 Cores, 64 Threads

Intel is preparing their Skylake-EP Xeon E5 processor lineup for launch in mid-2017. And judging by the leaks regarding their next top-of-the-line processors in the server market, the Xeon E5-2699 V5 looks like Intel's response to AMD's expected Naples server platform. The leak should, naturally, be taken with a grain of salt, since the leaked chip appears to not yet be a finalized version of Intel's silicon. If you trust the source, you can secure one of these engineering samples for the tidy sum of ¥ 26500 (around $3845).
The chip that has just leaked is a trend-breaker when it comes to Intel's server parts: it carries on the V5 platforms' core count increase (with 24 and 28-core processors being already expected), stepping away from the 22-core high-end E5-2699V4A that Intel recently announced, by injecting ten extra full cores (and thus, 20 extra threads) to Intel's server chip line-up. If you find that number familiar, it's probably because AMD's Naples platform is also expected to house up to 32 processor cores per processor, alongside AMD's implementation of SMT (Simultaneous Multi Threading) for a total of 64 logical threads. Part of the Skylake-EP lineup which launches next year, the Xeon E5-2699 V5 (ES) is designed for Intel's LGA 3647 socket, and the leaked sample features a base clock of 2.10 GHz.

The Intel Xeon V5 line-up will be going up against AMD's Zen based Naples platform next year. While Intel enjoys a staggering, overwhelming presence in the server market, AMD is counting on Zen's performance and core counts as being a renaissance of sorts for the company, allowing it to claw back market share in this highly-lucrative market. Intel seems to be making an effort to at least equalizing its offers in regards to Naples' expected core counts, in a bid to ensure it is able to maintain its tight grip on the lion's share of the server market.Source: Taobao[/URL]
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56 Comments on Intel's Skylake-EP Flagship Xeon E5-2699 V5 CPU to Harness 32 Cores, 64 Threads

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I don't normally catch a chub for a CPU. But when I do, its 32 cores big!

DO WANT.
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#3
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
TheMailMan78 said:
I don't normally catch a chub for a CPU. But when I do, its 32 cores big!

DO WANT.
If you have a spare $3845 ......o_O
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#4
alucasa
Delicious.

But I won't be able to get that even off Ebay. I am waiting for Broadwell-E to drop in price and hopefully get 18 core chip or something similar.
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#5
ShurikN
$3800 is around 420k yen.
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#6
Ferrum Master
Rectangular... the top cooling solutions will have to change really.
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#7
Raevenlord
News Editor
ShurikN said:
$3800 is around 420k yen.
These are quoted in chinese Yuan, ShurikN :)
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#9
Ferrum Master
TheGuruStud said:
200 watt tdp, eh?
At 2.1GHz...? I guess 250w... looking what best mobile i7 and multiple by 8.
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#10
ZoneDymo
Fluffmeister said:
Core blimey!
I want to both thank you and report you for that one...
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#11
TheGuruStud
Ferrum Master said:
At 2.1GHz...? I guess 250w... looking what best mobile i7 and multiple by 8.
I was going by baby lake figuring it would be more efficient b/c server
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#12
SaltyFish
P4-630 said:
If you have a spare $3845 ......o_O
There's that extra money left over from buying only two Titan XPs instead of four... ;)
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#13
efikkan
Raevenlord said:
Intel is preparing their Skylake-EP Xeon E5 processor lineup for launch in mid-2017.
Are you sure this is not the upcoming Skylake-EX E7?
Considering it's featuring socket LGA 3647, six memory channel, etc.
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#14
jrbigz
Can confirm the seller said he didn't test the chip himself and 32C is very suspicious giving the fact that Skylake-EP/EX was rumored up to 28C (also without any screenshot), it's most likely a v5 ES with fewer cores.
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#15
theoneandonlymrk
It's extremely two processors in one socket looking, pin wise.
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#16
Ferrum Master
theoneandonlymrk said:
It's extremely two processors in one socket looking, pin wise.
Looks like Pentium Pro was larger still... such a good memories. My first dual board and NT4...
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#17
Basard
Ferrum Master said:
Looks like Pentium Pro was larger still... such a good memories. My first dual board and NT4...
Ahh, the good ole days..... When a new CPU was a new CPU.... I suppose this could be considered an upgrade though.

I had a low end Pro, I think 256kb cache... I still have one, my favorite CPU in the collection. I gotta talk about it every chance I get...
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#18
Prima.Vera
ShurikN said:
$3800 is around 420k yen.
Is Yuan, not Yen ;)
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#19
natr0n
Looks like a steamroller ran over it kinda.
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#20
R-T-B
natr0n said:
Looks like a steamroller ran over it kinda.
How else do you think they'd fit all those cores in such a thin package?
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#21
ZeDestructor
efikkan said:
Are you sure this is not the upcoming Skylake-EX E7?
Considering it's featuring socket LGA 3647, six memory channel, etc.
Intel is merging the E5 and E7 2+ socket platforms with Purley.

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Basard said:
Ahh, the good ole days..... When a new CPU was a new CPU.... I suppose this could be considered an upgrade though.

I had a low end Pro, I think 256kb cache... I still have one, my favorite CPU in the collection. I gotta talk about it every chance I get...
By that measure, Intel has launched only 4 new x86 CPUs throughout x86's lifetime: the original 8086, Pentium Pro, NetBurst and Sandy Bridge
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#22
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
theoneandonlymrk said:
It's extremely two processors in one socket looking, pin wise.
Same setup AMD uses for server chips, two 16 core modules with a shared QPI would make sense
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#23
ZeDestructor
theoneandonlymrk said:
It's extremely two processors in one socket looking, pin wise.
Ferrum Master said:
Looks like Pentium Pro was larger still... such a good memories. My first dual board and NT4...
cdawall said:
Same setup AMD uses for server chips, two 16 core modules with a shared QPI would make sense
It's a single-die chip, just a YUUUUGE socket.. It's twice the surface area of the current Socket R chips (LGA2011). Well, that's what I surmise based on the similarly huge KNL Xeon Phis using the same package and socket.

EDIT: QPI is also rumoured to be being replaced by UPI. Not sure how big the scope of changes is, though. Probably just pin-count reduction while also boosting BW and possibly even lowering latency.

Another thing is that certain SKUs will ship with OmniPath on-board, so expect 100G connectivity to get reeeeal cheap. OmniPath supports running IP on top of it natively, so it's a very viable competitor to 100G Ethernet and InfiniBand.
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#24
Slizzo
alucasa said:
Delicious.

But I won't be able to get that even off Ebay. I am waiting for Broadwell-E to drop in price and hopefully get 18 core chip or something similar.
Been watching prices. You can pick up a 6800K for $380 right now...
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#25
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
@ZeDestructor you are probably right looking at the bottom side again transistor array screams single die
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