Intel’s Xeon-W line of processors is similar to Intel’s Core X Workstation CPUs but comes with the added support for ECC memory and hence the ‘Xeon-W’ branding. It also has more PCIe lanes compared to x299 CPUs. The fastest Xeon-W processor currently in existence is the 28 core 56 thread Xeon-W 3275(M) which clocks up to 4.4GHz. This new Sandra leak suggests that a cut down 26 core 52 thread SKU is coming. The testing of this CPU was conducted on an ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme, based on the C621 socket.
The new CPU squeezes right in between the 28 core 56 thread Xeon-W 3275M and the 24 core 48 thread 3265M. So it is quite likely that Intel might name this new SKU the Xeon-W 3270M. Another interesting thing to note is that TDP of the new CPU is 180W, which is lower than both the 3265M and 3275M. This can, of course, be explained by the lower turbo clock frequency of 4.1GHz on the new CPU, while the 2 other chips go up to 4.4GHz each.
|Intel Xeon-W 3275M||Intel Xeon-W 3270M (?)||Intel Xeon-W 3265M|
|L2 Cache||28 MB||26 MB||24 MB|
|L3 Cache||38.5 MB||35.75 MB||33 MB|
With AMD upping its game with Epyc Rome 64 core processor and the upcoming Ryzen Threadripper (3rd Gen) with as many as 64 cores, Intel seems desperate to field as many options for the professional and server market. We’ll let you know once an official announcement is made.