Intel Discontinues Boxed Xeon E-2274G Over Inadequate Cooler

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Intel has announced end-of-life (EoL) for the boxed Intel Xeon E-2274G server-grade CPU launched earlier this month (opens in new tab). The product change notification (opens in new tab) is in effect as of November 13. 

The reason is that the included CPU cooler (opens in new tab) “does not meet the requirements for thermal performance." Basically, it’s not powerful enough to cool the Xeon chip effectively.

This does not mean the EoL for the Xeon E2274G chip though. Rather, Intel advised distributors to return their boxed inventory and exchange them for tray variants of the chip, which don’t come with an included cooler at all.

Intel’s Xeon E2274G is a Coffee Lake chip built on the 14nm fabrication process. It has an 83W TDP and four CPU cores (opens in new tab)with a base frequency (opens in new tab) of 4.0 GHz and boost speed of up to 4.9 GHz.

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.