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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Intel launches Xeon W processors that could incorporate the iMac Pro

Intel has just introduced its new collection of Xeon processors. Processors that are destined to all those equipment destined to those equipment destined to work or more professional tasks. Thanks to this new Xeon W range with up to 18 cores on a single chip, Apple could turn these into the next processors of the iMac Pro .

New Intel Xeon W processors

The new range of Xeon W processors provides a 38% improvement over the previous generation , which means that we are facing processors with a performance improvement of around 87% compared to the company's processors released 4 years ago. For the latest version, the Intel Xeon W range offers up to 18 cores, with clock speeds up to 4.5 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 technology.
Features of the Intel Xeon W
Features of the Intel Xeon W
Under a 14-nanometer architecture, all chips within the Xeon W range use the LGA2066 socket, with 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes, AVX-512 acceleration and support for four-channel DDR4-2666 ECC memory. Throughout the Xeon W range, Intel has established the Thermal Design Point (TDP) under a price starting at  $ 294 , with the Xeon W-2123 quad-core offering a base and clock speeds of 3.6 GHz and 3.9 GHz respectively, a TDP of 120w and 8.25MB of L3 cache. Although Intel has not revealed how much the 14-core and 18-core processor will cost, the 10-core Xeon W-2155 is priced at $ 1,440 .

How does this presentation affect Apple and its Macs?

Although there is nothing official, it is quite likely that this new generation of Xeon processors will be used by Apple in the iMac Pro. Recall that Cupertino have already confirmed that will use 8, 10 and 18-core Xeon processors in the iMac Pro .
Xeon W processors are not the only launches of Intel so far this year, remember that the company already introduced its scalable processors Xeon Purley .
Processors Intel Xeon W
Processor Intel Xeon W
Processors designed for workstations and servers that use built with a mesh architecture. An architecture that seeks to reduce latency between processors , compared to the previous ring-based architecture previously used by Intel in the last eight years.
While Purley processors are designed for high-intensity tasks, such as those found in data centers, they also have the potential to be used in workstations for video editing and other heavy applications . This could indicate that Apple could use them inside their high-end Macs.

Will we see the Intel Xeon W on the iMac Pro at the end of the year? it looks like it is

According to Intel itself, the current list of " Purley " processors includes 8-core and 18-core chips, but not the 10-core processor that Apple said the iMac Pro will offer . Although we are based on premonitions, that Apple has announced 10-core chips makes this family of chips lose the possibility of being used by the company in California.
Apple's tendency to go for processors with lower TDP ratings also gives the Xeon W range an edge over Purley processors. The Xeon Purley range usually has a TDP greater than 140 w, increasing to 205 w for some models .
different views of iMac Pro
IMac Pro Space Gray Color Model
Another important fact to keep in mind is that Intel has not yet revealed when it will market the range of Xeon W processors, however, if it has confirmed the 18-core chips will be reaching the market in the fourth quarter of 2017 . This release period coincides with the planned release date for the new iMac Pro. Too many matches, right ?.

The iMac Pro will come with the same design as the current iMac, however, this device will have a " Space Gray " color , a screen with 5K resolution of 27 inches, configurable with up to 128GB of DDR4 memory, using an AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPU and 10 GB network connectivity. A device that will become the most expensive model of the company since its price will start at $ 4,999 in the United States .

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