As we all know by now that with the launch of new Ryzen lineup from AMD. The company was able to steal away the spot, which was once only held by Intel alone. Now in order to challenge what AMD has to offer, Intel has also announced something from their side. Which will include the upcoming 8th Gen processor lineup. But this is not the only good news we have for Intel fans. As on SAP Sapphire Conference, Intel also announced their upcoming Xeon Cascade Lake platform.

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The upcoming Intel Xeon Cascade Lake platform will be launched somewhere in the year 2018. Where the Cascade Lake will basically be a refreshed version of the current Skylake-SP Xeon family. But the new platform will be made on an improved 14nm+ manufacturing process. That according to Intel will offer better power efficiency and a high frequency per core.

Aside from that there are also others benefits to the upcoming Intel Xeon Cascade Lake processor. One of which includes a better memory support for the platform. Where Intel will be adding support for their new Intel Optane DIMMS. Enabling it to support up to 6X memory capacity. This means that the upcoming Intel Xeon Cascade Lake processor, can be configured with up to four CPU sockets. Which will result in support for up to 3TB of memory. While an eight socket configuration will also be available with a memory speed of 6TB.

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The company also said that “Intel persistent memory will allow users to improve system performance dramatically by putting more data closer to the processor on nonvolatile media, and do it in an affordable manner. This will truly be a game-changer when it comes to the way applications and systems are designed”.

Intel's upcoming high-end Coffee Lake processors are not compatible with the LGA 100-series and 200-series motherboards

Looks like Intel is working hard to compete against its red rival. Which is good because a good competition always brings better offerings at a reasonable price.