The race for an increasing number of cores continues not only for consumer CPUs, but also in the context of server room chipsets. During the Intel Data Center Innovation Day 2019 conference, the company presented the new Xeon Platinum series, characterized by very good parameters and high efficiency, enabling them to perform complex calculations.
Eight new processors based on the Cascade Lake architecture will be launched. The weakest of them - the 8276L model - features 28 cores supporting 56 threads, with a base clock of 2.2 GHz (4 GHz in Turbo mode) and 39 MB cache memory. Of course, the most impressive is the top model 9282 CPU with 56 cores supporting 112 threads, 77 MB cache and 400W TDP.
As Intel assures, the Xeon family will be free of Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities due to a change in chip architecture, and offer support for Intel Optane high-speed drives. The CPU will also be equipped with Intel Deep Learning Boost technology, which enables AI to be used for machine learning.
Of course, the new CPUs will not be sold in traditional stores - even if that were the case, the prices of individual models are rather beyond the reach of most of us. One of the weaker processors in this series - Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 - was priced at over 10 thousand dollars.