Intel has announced the launch of their latest Cascade Lake Xeon W processors which will offer higher core count, higher frequencies and a higher number of PCIe lanes when compared to the current gen Xeon W 2000 series.

Intel Announces Cascade Lake Based Xeon W 3000 Series CPU Lineup – Up To 28 Cores, 64 PCIe Lanes, and 4.6 GHz Boost Clocks at 205W

The Intel Xeon W 3000 series lineup is based on the same design architecture as the Cascade Lake family which utilizes the latest 14nm++ process node. While the previous Xeon W lineup featured a 14nm process node and utilized the Skylake architecture with support on the LGA 2066 socket, the new Xeon W 3000 series will be featuring support on the LGA 3647 socket which is the same as the one utilized by the Intel Skylake-SP and Cascade Lake-SP lineup.

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Intel’s premium enthusiast class chip, the Xeon W-3175X is also featured on the LGA 3647 socket and this move may confirm more enthusiast class processors, similar to the Xeon W lineup, on the LGA 3647 HEDT platform. When it comes to SKUs, Intel has a total of nine processors in their lineup which includes the flagship Xeon W-3275. The processor features 28 cores, 56 threads and a max clock speed of 4.6 GHz (2.5 GHz base frequency) at a TDP of 205W. The chip should feature 38.5 MB of L3 cache (1.375 MB per core) and is priced at $4449 US.

The 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable platform provides the foundation for a powerful data center platform that creates a leap in agility and scalability. Intel Corporation on April 2, 2019, introduced a portfolio of data-centric tools to help its customers extract more value from their data. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

There’s also another variant of the same chip known as Xeon W-3275M which can allow for up to 2 TB of DDR4-2933 memory support in hexa-channel mode. The standard SKUs can support 1 TB of DDR4-2933 memory. In addition to the specs, Intel’s Xeon W Cascade Lake lineup also features the highest PCIe lane count with 64 PCIe lanes available that were found out by WikiChip. Intel has had x16 lanes reserved for Omni-Path on their standard Skylake-SP and Cascade Lake-SP SKUs but the Xeon W class doesn’t make use of that so Intel has decided to open up the extra PCIe lanes for the platform itself.

Intel Cascade Lake Xeon W 3000 Series CPU Lineup:

Processor Name Cores/Threads Base Clock Max Boost TDP Cache Price
Xeon W-3275M 28/56 2.5 GHz 4.6 GHz 205W 38.5 MB $7453
Xeon W-3265M 24/48 2.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 205W 33.0 MB $6353
Xeon W-3245M 16/32 3.2 GHz 4.6 GHz 205W 22.0 MB $5002
Xeon W-3275 28/56 2.5 GHz 4.6 GHz 205W 38.5 MB $4449
Xeon W-3265 24/48 2.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 205W 33.0 MB $3349
Xeon W-3245 16/32 3.2 GHz 4.6 GHz 205W 22.0 MB $1999
Xeon W-3235 12/24 3.2 GHz 4.5 GHz 180W 19.25 MB $1398
Xeon W-3225 8/16 3.7 GHz 4.4 GHz 160W 16.5 MB $1199
Xeon W-3223 8/16 3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz 160W 16.5 MB $749