After the demonstration on stage that stunned everyone, the real technical details about the chip maker's superconductor are beginning to trickle down
One of the highlights of the Computex 2018, and perhaps of all these exhibitions in recent years, was undoubtedly the demo provided by Intel 28 CPU Cores (And 56 logical cores overall) New that does not belong to the Xeon family of the server world - on stage vividly, without any prior reporting that prepared us for it, and more with a huge 5 gigahertz per core and core In the array. Is this an illustration of the tremendous surge we expect with the move to 10 nm? the mother Intel Find a way to bend the familiar laws of physics? The answers are slowly becoming clearer now.
Although this was not stated in the demo, it was natural to assume that the processor in question was rushed to reach the formidable frequency it was operating in - and Intel did admit it, making it clear that the system was being used. Cooling Water with a large external chiller unit for this purpose. In other words, this is not exactly an array that can be expected to operate regularly in the home environment, so it is reasonable to assume that the vast majority of consumers will have to compromise at a minimum working frequency of at least several hundred MHz.
Other interesting data is the discovery that the processor is not based on 10 nanometer lithography but on one of the modern 14 nanometer technologies Intel (14nm +, or 14nm ++), with the company's largest LGA3647 chassis used only by Xeon processors to date. This means that Intel plans to launch a new home front end platform, along with the LGA2066 chassis,Skylake-X andKaby Lake-X.
Using a power supply of 1,600 watts in the system indicates that the processor power consumption will be extremely high, especially under The fast And maximum load, with the official power source estimated to be about 265 watts or slightly less - the maximum figure set on the company's current server platform.
It may be premature to jump to any conclusions, but all the existing clues suggest that this new processor, and possibly other models launched with over 18 processing cores (i.e. based on the company's largest XCC chips today) will not directly replace the processors. Existing luxury Skylake-X - but will serve as the new and highest level reserved for the top users of the home, with prices that are very close (and maybe higher? Hard to know) to the corresponding Xeon Platinum processors, but compatible with operating systems and home-based software, and of course With ability The fast Which does not exist on servers.
You can disagree and dislike the way you chose Intel To showcase its technological achievements on stage, but the bottom line is that this wild arms race that has suddenly awakened in the home market is a boon - in the long run we can see more and more Processors With more cores in all price ranges thanks to it, with more and more applications that will support and utilize this potential properly for this, after years when we dared not even imagine any number over eight cores in the field. Which will be a success for all participants and practitioners.