Intel took an “off-road” in its presentation journey by organizing the Intel ‘Saudi Conference,’ where some interesting things were revealed. At the event, details of upcoming Cascade Lake architecture were shared stating that the CPU based on CL architecture is to support up to 56 logical cores with Intel HyperThreading.
On the other hand, AMD has come up with something rather more surprising by offering dual socket support for 64-core EPYC processors. I mean “128 logical cores per system (2S),” you gotta be kidding me!
And now as a reaction, Intel has come up with dual, quad and even octa-socket support (via xNC) with its “Cascade Lake” series. According to Videocardz, Intel will be offering 6-channel memory support for Cascade Lake (which has already been mentioned in previous leaks) and 48-PCIe lane support per CPU (EPYC offers 128 PCIe lanes per CPU).