Intel has released a number of new Intel Xeon processors for workstations. The Intel Xeon W-3400 and Intel Xeon W-2400 workstation processors offer improved performance and platform capabilities, among other features.
The new Intel Xeon processors are specifically targeted at high-performance desktop workstations. Workstations are widely used in the media, entertainment, engineering and data science sectors, where they often require more computing power for their workloads.
The new Xeon processors do just that, providing more computing power. Also, the new Xeon processors should ensure that the workflows of the aforementioned professionals never suffer from interruptions or other inconveniences. The Xeon processors deliver more reliability, availability and maintenance capabilities.
Under the hood, the Intel Xeon W-3400 and W-2400 processors feature up to 56 cores in a single socket and a clock speed of up to 4.8 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. This should give users very high computing power performance for everyday workloads, according to Intel.
The Intel Xeon w9-3495X is the absolute top model in this series of new Xeon processors. According to the manufacturer, this version is the most powerful desktop workstation processor ever built. Among other features, this model features a redesigned memory controller and a larger L3 cache.
Other features and availability
Other technology available to both processor series includes up to 105 MB of L3 cache for improved performance and data management, and 8 channels of DDR5 RDIMM memory up to a maximum of 4TB and greater memory bandwidth. This allows large data sets and memory-intensive workloads to be loaded.
In addition, the processors feature ECC memory and RAS technology, up to 112 CPU PCIe 5.0 lanes on the Intel Xeon W-3400 processors and up to 64 CPU PCIe 5.0 lanes for the Intel Xeon W-2400 processors. This is to support multi-GPUs, SSDs and network cards. This allows users to configure their systems in the best possible way.
Also included is integrated Wi-Fi 6E for network connectivity, overclocking functionality for DDR5 XMP 3.0 RDIMM memory, integration of third-generation Intel Deep Learning Boost functionality and Intel vPro technology for more hardware-based security functionality.
The Intel Xeon W-3400 and -W-2400 series are available for order by OEM partners starting today. Delivery of these processors will begin next month. The cost of these processors ranges between $359 for the entry-level Intel Xeon w3-2423 and up to $5,889 for the high-end Intel Xeon w9-3495X processor mentioned earlier.
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