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Intel is preparing a 15-core Xeon CPU capable of being installed on a motherboard that can handle 8-processors and up to 240 threads. It looks as if Intel has not just been being idle as the PC market enters 2014 and it now seems they will be releasing a new 15-core Xeon CPU that will most likely “Hulk Smash” anything else on the planet, but what is it? Well the proposed 15-core Xeon CPU, which will feature 4.31 billion transistors, a 3.8GHz Turbo Frequency, a TDP of 155W, contain 40 PCIe lanes, and will join the Xeon E7 line of processors
This is insane news for those folks looking for the power of a mini-jet in their server or workstation, and with 8 CPUs you should be able to do just about anything, and do it quickly. The CPUs will all contain Hyper-Threading with up to 240 simultaneously running threads for maximum information throughput on Intel’s latest LGA2011 platform. The new Ivy Bridge-EX processor will feature 15 cores/30 threads, 37.5MB of L3 cache, will support DDR3-1600MHz RAM with a street price of close to $5000 when it first arrives on the scene. Intel’s latest 15-core CPU will use the LGA2011 socket and arrive as the Xeon E7-8890 v2 CPU; we will see 8 new SKUs in the Xeon E7-8xxx v2 range with various price points.