Intel's Haswell-X Xeon EP Processor Surfaces in Malaysia

The Intel Haswell-X Xeon EP processor made an appearance in a visit from VR-Zone’s Nebojsa Novakovic to one of Intel’s facilities in Penang, Malaysia during Intel’s “Design in Asia” tour. The processor appears to be the Socket 2011-3 Haswell EP or Xeon E5 v3 and features 14 cores, a 35 MB cache, twin 9.6 GT/s QPI channels, and support for quad channel DDR4-2133 memory.

Even though the processor is still at least a year from commercial announcement, and the Ivy Bridge EP chips will only be arriving this summer, it seems that Intel’s Haswell Xeons have already reached at least the QS phase. Selected customers may be receiving fully working ES versions by the end of the year.

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  • edwd2
    The Ivy Bridge Xeon E5s are already sporting 12 core / 24 thread. I wonder why the LGA2011 based i7s are lagging behind with still 6C/12T. I'm pretty sure they can reach the same 3.9GHz with 8 or even 10 cores.

    I heard the Steamroller based Opteron 6400 series (codenamed "Warsaw") will still only have 16 Cores at maximum, and considering the 16 core Opteron 6300s are no match for the Sandy Bridge E5s on the clock for clock (16 cores vs 16 threads), AMD will have to worry about their diminishing server CPU share.
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  • InvalidError
    Anonymous said:
    The Ivy Bridge Xeon E5s are already sporting 12 core / 24 thread. I wonder why the LGA2011 based i7s are lagging behind with still 6C/12T.

    It is called market segmentation and product differentiation: Intel does not want their high-margin workstation and server customers to drop Xeons in favor of i7 so expect high-end mainstream parts to continue having 25-50% fewer cores than Xeons simply because Intel does not want the two to overlap too much.
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  • srap
    Xeon is a server CPU, but i7 isn't.
    Also there is hardly anything that needs so many cores/threads and isn't already running on a server.
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