Someone said 24 cores and 48 capillaries which operate at the maximum frequency of 3.4 GHz?
True, in the home market we continue to wait endlessly until the processors with more than four processing cores become the majority, but that does not mean that this is also the case in the rest of the processing world - because in the processors the processors moved to units with dozens of processing cores a few years ago , Which are designed to meet the rapidly growing processing needs in the online world. Now, this market also has a new world champion on its behalf Intel, Which presents us with the highest end of its technological capabilities for 2017 - theXeon E7-8894 v4.
Behind this very user-friendly name lies a real monster, with 24 physical processing cores and support for HyperThreading technology to receive 48 logical processing cores (!) And 60 MB of L3 cache (and more 6 MB of L2 cache including, With a dedicated 256 distribution per kilobyte per core), an up-to-date 14 nanometer production process and the Broadwell generation architecture. This is not the first time we have encountered a processor with more than 20 cores in Xeon E7's most advanced family of Intel, But this new model offers a pretty impressive base frequency of 2.4GHz for them - plus a maximum turbo frequency that climbs to a level of 3.4GHz for some of them, as part of the Turbo Boost 2.0 technology it supports.
What impresses no less than the hardware itself is the processor's thermal shell, which stands at 165 watts "only" - not far from that of the company's leading mainstream processors, which include an eighth of the amount of cores of the E7-8894 v4.
The new model also supports up to 7 processors on a single board, with an imaginary amount of up to 8 terabyte (!) Memory. DDR4 Dynamic, about 3 terabytes per processing unit - and given that each such processor is capable of delivering more than 3 TFLOPS (i.e. 3 trillion floating point calculations per second), it's a real monster for tomorrow's top servers (and supercomputers). And if you were wondering what the price of this treat is, it's about $ 9,000 per E7-8894 v4 unit, which is almost $ 2,000 more than the most expensive model that existed in the generationBroadwell-EX up to now.
The most advanced model in the Xeon family to date has offered 24 processing cores at a base working frequency of 2.2GHz, but did not include support for Intel's advanced AVX 2.0 command set, while the variation that did support this capability came with a working frequency of 1.8GHz for 24 cores - so the E7-8894 v4 that supports the AVX 2.0 is a very significant power addition to the product line, one that should be a counterweight toAMD And its ambitious plans to launch the Naples-Zen, With up to 32 physical processing cores.
For us, the home consumers, the announcement of this new formidable model of course does not bring any real news - but certainly proves and clarifies that there is much more to look forward to from the future of chips and processors in the market. Even in an age where we are facing a technological wall in which Moore's Law seems to double the number of transistors in a given area every two years and the ability to increase the working frequency for processing units is approaching its upper end - it is worth remembering where to go and upgrade, and we hope it happens soon. At prices a little more than $ 9,000 per piece.