In recent leaks and news Intel had announced the latest processor in their Xeon lineup which was codenamed Cascade lake sometime earlier in this month which also came with the 56 core Xeon Platinum 9200 processor. Few more leaks suggest that Intel is still preparing for a different Xeon Gold U series processor.
Reports indicate that Intel is going to launch these in order to compete with the EPYC P series by AMD. Just like previous Cascade lakes, the Xeon Gold U series would come with the Skylake architecture and a 14 nm process.
The main differentiating factor between Intel’s this series and the other Xeon series is that fact that the U series processors don’t come with the Intel UPI (Super channel Interconnect). This essentially means that the Gold U series is designed for single-socket servers.
The top model in the Gold U series would be the Xeon Gold 6212U, on paper it’s like a single socket version of the Xeon Platinum 8260, WITH 35.75MB cache, a base frequency of 2.4 GHz, 24 cores, 48 threads and a TDP of 165 watts and turbo boost frequency exceeding 3.9 GHz.
There would also be a Xeon Gold 6210U which is based on the reference design of Xeon Gold 6248 and has 27.5 MB of cache memory, a base frequency of 2.5 GHz, 20 cores and 40 threads, a total TDP of 125W. It has a boost frequency exceeding 3.9 GHz.
The Xeon Gold 6209U would be the last amongst the Gold U series and it would be based on the Xeon Gold 6230 with a base clock of 2.1 GHz and turbo boost up to 3.9GHz and thermal design power of 125W.
According to a lot of leaks and rumours, the Xeon Gold U processor might sell for about half the price of similar ones.
Xeon Gold 6212U is priced around $2000. The Gold 6210U is priced around $1500 and the Gold 6209U is priced around $1000.
What do you think about these soon to launch products by Intel?
Would they be good enough to capture the complex demands of the server market?
Or would they be just another addition to a long line of complicated SKUs? Do let us know in the comments section below!
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