10nm Intel Xeon Server Processors On The Road


The 10-nanometer Whitley Lake platform developed by Intel for servers is launched this year.

Intel started using Ice Lake 10 nanometer technology on laptops. The company plans to release Xeon processors this year, bringing 10 nm technology to the servers. Based on the 10-nanometer production process, the Ice Lake-SP Xeon series will face AMD’s Zen 3-based EPYC “Milan” processors in the server area. One of the expected CPUs has already appeared in the test results.

Last October, Intel shared some details about new server operations. One of these details was that the Ice Lake-SP processors would be paired with Intel’s Whitley chipset and the P + socket would be used in the 2S configuration. In addition, Intel has announced plans to release Ice Lake-SP Xeon processors with a TDP of 270 watts, up to 38 cores and 76 threads (per socket). These chips support PCIe 4.0, 8-channel DDR4-3200 memory and Intel’s second-generation Optane DC memory technology.

Intel’s 10nm chips are currently used only on consumer laptops. Ice Lake is based on Intel’s Sunny Cove architecture, and this structure is expected to bring a massive increase in server space.

This leak highlights the new CPU with 10nm 12 cores / 24 threads. The CPU is listed as having a 2.2 GHz base clock and two CPUs with a 2.7 GHz turbo clock. If we consider that this is an engineering example, we cannot say that the values ​​are clearly correct. The Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPU scores 3,427 points in the single-core test and 27,926 points in the multi-core test.

Xeon W-3235 is a processor with 12 cores and 24 cores. There is no clarity about how Geekbench reads the data, and the author of WCCFTech states that the Ice Lake-SP Xeon entry looks like “2 processors”, but that is not the case. If we take what is said to be true, it means a huge performance boost.

When comparing with some server processors in the past, it is stated that up to 54% IPC increase will be experienced with the new architecture. In order to see the final results, we will need to see the official release and the final tests of the products.