AMD has gained the upper hand when it comes to price vs core count and it seems that Intel is ready to launch an offensive with the Intel Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs. This is to be the next generation platform of scalable CPUs. This upcoming platform was shown at the SAP Sapphire conference. The CPUs will be based on the 14nm+ node process.
If you thought that things have been heated between AMD and Intel then you might want to think again as it seems that things are going to get even more intense with these upcoming CPUs. But then again it is not like AMD does not have an answer to this offensive tactic. AMD has Ryzen Threadripper as well as other server-grade CPU that will compete with Intel Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs feature up to 16 cores and 24 threads so it should be able to compete well with these upcoming CPUs. If you are interested in finding out more about the AMD server CPUs then be sure to check out the leaked lineup that we covered recently.
According to Big Blue:
“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”
The Intel Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs are capable of 4 and 8 socket configurations. In a 4 socket configuration, the Intel Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs can support 3 TB of Intel Optane memory. In 8 socket configuration, the CPUs can support 6 TB of Intel Optane memory. The battle between Intel and AMD will be getting intense in the upcoming few weeks.
Seeing how this information has made it just in time for Computex, it is possible that we will be able to learn more about the upcoming platform at the event.
Let us know what you think about the upcoming Intel Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs.