New Generation Xeon CPU Came Out on July 12th
On July 12th, Intel officially released the code for a new generation of Purley server platform, including a new generation of Xeon CPU coded Skylake, and named as Intel Xeon scalable processor, which declared the end of the 4 generation of continuity Xeon E5/E7 naming.
That is, it is no longer be divided as E7 or E5, being replaced with Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Skylake is the first generation of new naming methods, and Cascade Lake should be the second generation, sharing the Purley platform.
Why choose Skylake？New Generation Xeon CPU
Up to 28 cores, the highest 205W TDP
Four times L2 Cache (up to 1MB per nuclear 256KB) reduces shared L3 Cache (2.5MB per core down to 1.375MB), but improves utilization
3x UPI @ 10.4GT/s (before 2x QPI @ 9.6GT/s)
6X DDR4-2666, the channel increases by 50%, the frequency is higher
48 PCIe 3, an increase of 20%
Brand New Naming
From Skylake, they start the following form to name the specific model number:
P.S. Each number stands for a different model.
Intel Xeon Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze #1##xx processor
The first number: 8 ( Platinum ); 6/5 ( Gold ); 4 (Silver); 3 ( Bronze )
The second number: 1 ( the first generation )
The third and fourth number: Specific SKU number
F stands for Fabric;
T stands for Tcase;
M stands for each CPU slot, supports 1.5TB memory capacity
Product Positioning and Configuration
We know that the number of the first number represents behind the Xeon E5 and E7 support CPU, E7 (V4) to support the 4 roads and 8 Road (and above), the E5-2600 supports 2 Road, 4 roads E5-4600 support. The difference is that E7 series CPU 3 QPI (Quick Path Interconnect), E5 series CPU is only 2 QPI, so in the configuration for the four way, the interconnection efficiency of E7 better than the E5-4600 series, but the latter has a price advantage, positioning and differentiation is not obvious. Intel Xeon E5-4600 treat wavering attitude, bring different levels of distress to the server vendors and users.
The Xeon processor can be extended to the interconnection between CPU from the highest 9.6GT/s QPI upgrade for up to 10.4GT/s UPI (Ultra Path Interconnect). With 3 UPI models (platinum and gold 61 Series), it can be configured as 2/4/8 Road, and only 2 UPI models can be configured as 2 and 4.
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