Even though the Broadwell-EX series is pretty old Intel has released an all new Xeon E7-8894 v4 Broadwell CPU. Intel is claiming that the Xeon E7-8894 v4 Broadwell CPU is the fastest Xeon E7 processor ever. The CPU is a monster with 24 cores and 48 threads. The CPU features a base frequency of 2.4 GHz and boost frequency of 3.4 GHz. Compared to the previous generation Haswell Xeon CPU this processor is 25% better in performance.
Businesses can use Intel Xeon processor E7-8894 v4-based servers to derive faster insights from the unprecedented amount of data being generated to create new services and improve customer experiences.
I don’t see why Xeon E7-8894 v4 Broadwell CPU is being released so late but one thing is for sure, this CPU is not for the average consumer as it has a huge price tag of $8898. I am sure that this will be something that enterprises will be more interested in rather than PC enthusiasts as you could buy multiple premium gaming PCs in this amount of money rather than just a processor.
The Intel Xeon processor E7-8894 v4 combines high memory capacity and compute performance to deliver quicker results and improved productivity. The processor is targeted at scale-up workloads such as large databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), online transaction processing (OLT) and in-memory analytics. The ability to scale-up allows more resources (more sockets and more memory) to be added to a single node image.
Businesses will be able to take advantage of the Xeon E7-8894 v4 Broadwell CPU. Even though the price is very high, enterprises do have deep pockets. Let us know what you think about this monster of a CPU and whether or not you think this is an odd time for this CPU to come out. I think is it, what do you have to say?