Intel has finally started entering the business market with their new scalable Xeon processor lineup. These new scalable Xeon server grade chips were launched on Tuesday. Where the chips are designed on Intel’s last year Skylake architecture.
Like every other server grade chip from Intel. These new Xeon scalable chips are also targeted towards AI development and cloud computing. Where according to Intel, these new chips mark their biggest data center advancement. That the company have seen in almost a decade. Where the new chips offer up to 165 times the performance over its predecessors.
These new Xeon scalable chips from Intel is a direct response to its competitor named AMD. Who also recently targeted the data center market with their Zen based chips. Intel also said they the company have already sold over 500,000 of these new Xeon chips to big companies. Which includes companies like Google and Amazon as well. Intel also said that ”Data center and network infrastructure is undergoing massive transformations to support emerging use cases like precision medicine, artificial intelligence and agile network services paving the path to 5G’’.
The main reason behind the huge performance gain on the new Intel Xeon chip is its mesh architecture. Which allows data to flow directly between cores. As a result an improved performance is gained over its predecessors. In terms of specs the highest Xeon chip comes shipped with 28 cores and 56 threads. Aside from that there is also support for up to 6 terabytes of memory.
These new Xeon chips from Intel does seem impressive. But there is still no news on what the pricing would be on these new chips. Though if Intel really wants to compete against AMD in the market. They should price it somewhat similar to what AMD is offering. Unless their Intel Xeon scalable chips offer better performance compared to its rival.