A hardware leaker known on Twitter as momomo_us, who was spot on with specifications for Intel's Cascade Lake-X chips, has revealed alleged specifications for Intel's Xeon W 2200-series -- codename Glacier Falls W -- workstation processor lineup.
This generation of Intel Xeon W processors is segmented into two groups. The Cascade Lake W (CSL-W) processors, which came out in June, pack up to 28 cores and use the LGA 3647 CPU socket. The Glacier Falls W chips, which Intel has yet to officially announce, reportedly max out at 18 cores and will continue to slot into the LGA 2066 socket.
Glacier Falls W vs. Skylake W Specs
|Processor||Cores / Threads||Base Clock||MSRP|
|Intel Xeon W-2295*||18 / 36||3.0 GHz||$1,333|
|Intel Xeon W-2195||18 / 36||2.3 GHz||$2,553|
|Intel Xeon W-2275*||14 / 28||?||$1,112|
|Intel Xeon W-2175||14 / 28||2.5 GHz||$1,947|
|Intel Xeon W-2265*||12 / 24||3.5 GHz||$944|
|Intel Xeon W-2255*||10 / 20||3.7 GHz||$778|
|Intel Xeon W-2155||10 / 20||3.3 GHz||$1,440|
|Intel Xeon W-2245*||8 / 16||?||$667|
|Intel Xeon W-2145||8 / 16||3.7 GHz||$1,113|
|Intel Xeon W-2235*||6 / 12||?||$555|
|Intel Xeon W-2135||6 / 12||3.7 GHz||$835|
|Intel Xeon W-2133||6 / 12||3.6 GHz||$617|
|Intel Xeon W-2225*||4 / 8||?||$444|
|Intel Xeon W-2125||4 / 8||4 GHz||$444|
|Intel Xeon W-2223*||4 / 8||3.6 GHz||$294|
|Intel Xeon W-2123||4 / 8||3.6 GHz||$294|
*Specifications are not confirmed.
Starting with the obvious, the new Glacier Falls W processors chips will seemingly arrive with generally higher base clock speeds than their predecessors, the Skylake W line. According to the leaker, the base clocks for the upcoming Xeon W-2295 and Xeon W-2255 CPUs are up to 700 MHz and 400 MHz higher than the Xeon W-2195 and Xeon W-2155, respectively. On the other hand, the Glacier Falls W-based Xeon W-2223 will allegedly have the same 3.6 GHz base clock as its predecessor. The Xeon W-2265 is a newcomer as Intel didn't offer a 12-core Xeon W chip in the past.
VideoCardz has leaked the pricing for the new Intel Xeon W parts. In general, the prices for Glacier Falls W are significantly lower than the previous generation. Some models, such as the Xeon W-2225 and W-2123 seemingly preserve the same price tag as their older counterparts.
For the time being, only the Xeon W-2295 has appeared in the Geekbench database. The Xeon W-2295 seemingly delivers 5.3% and 9.1% higher single-and mulit-core performance than the Xeon W-2195. However, it's important to note that the Xeon W-2195 system was running faster memory, so the difference in actual CPU performance could be slightly lower than reported.
We've yet to hear a time frame as to when Intel will replace its aging Skylake W CPUs with Glacier Falls W chips. Today's leak could indicate that the new workstation processors aren't too far away.
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