Monday, February 6th 2017

Intel Readies the Xeon Gold Series Processors for Media Workstations

Hot on the heels of AMD Ryzen, Intel is planning to launch the pro-consumer targeted Xeon Gold line of processors. The company is reportedly "freaked out" at the cost/performance of AMD Ryzen R7-1800X in creative productivity applications, and is preparing a new line of processors targeting that niche of the market, which uses MacPro desktops and media production workstations using HEDT processors, but needs a bit of "reliability." The Xeon Gold series will be based on the 14 nm "Skylake-EP" silicon, and will feature up to 18 CPU cores. The first model in the series is the Xeon Gold 6150.

The Xeon Gold 6150 features 18 CPU cores, with HyperThreading enabling 36 logical CPUs. Intel increased the L2 cache amount per core to 1 MB, from 256 KB found on other implementations of the "Skylake" architecture. The chip features 25,344 KB (24.75 MB) of shared L3 cache. The core clock speed is 2.70 GHz, with a maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 3.70 GHz. The chip features a quad-channel DDR4 memory interface. Going by its specs, the Xeon Gold 6150 will clearly occupy a higher market segment than the Ryzen R7-1800X, but could lure orders from the likes of Apple, for its next-generation MacPro workstations. Sources: CanardPC on Twitter, HardOCP Forums
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29 Comments on Intel Readies the Xeon Gold Series Processors for Media Workstations

where the hell are my stars
Aquinus said:
Isn't the next HEDT socket using Skylake X supposed to be LGA2066, not another revision of 2011?
3647 unless it changed again
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Resident Wat-man
cdawall said:
3647 unless it changed again
If WCCF can be trusted...
The socket will only be available on the server front so gaming folks will have to wait for Skylake-X series to hit the market. The new Skylake-X series will also feature a new socket, known as LGA 2066. This platform will support chips with up to 10 cores. More details on Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors can be found here.
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Socket P (3647) is currently supporting the Phi x200. I don't know if it will be re-used for HEDT or not, but here it is either way:

Edit: Aquinus beat me to it :)
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Xeon 'Gold'? What the literal hell, Intel?

What's next, Core i7 Platinum, Core i5 Blue Coral, and Pentium Emerald Edition?

Seriously would expect this from AMD, not Intel.

Edit: Just read through the comments, and sigh...
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