In April last year, Intel released a second-generation scalable Xeon processor, codenamed cascade lake, though still at 14 nm Skylake SP has the same technology and architecture, but its core thread, frequency, cache, memory, security, instruction set, machine learning and other aspects have been improved. Of course, the price is also as high as ever. The maximum value of 28 core flagship models is as high as 18000 dollars, while the 56 cores of “glue splicing” are only ome, and the price has not been published.
Less than a year ago, Intel officially announced today that the second generation scalable Xeon M series will stop production, and l series will reduce its price to M series.
The second generation Xeon has up to 60 models and is divided into several sub series according to the specifications and characteristics. Among them, the M series supports 2TB medium capacity memory, which is about $3000 more than the standard version of 1.5tb, while the L series supports 4.5tb large memory, which is about 7000 US dollars more than the standard version.
The M series has 28 core platinum 8280m / 8276m, 24 core platinum 8260m, 18 core gold medal 6240m, 22 core gold medal 6238m, 10 core gold medal 5215m, totaling 6 models, all of which will be discontinued and delisted in the future.
L series has 28 core platinum 8280l / 8276l, 24 core platinum 8260l, 16 core platinum 8253l, 18 core gold medal 6240l, 22 core gold medal 6238l, 10 core gold medal 5215l. From now on, all the prices have been reduced, ranging from 27% to 54%. Among them, the flagship platinum 8280l 17906 fell to US $13012, and the lowest gold medal 5215l decreased from US $9119 to US $4224.
As for the reason of production suspension and price reduction, Intel said that it was for customer feedback and market sales situation to provide customers with the best products.
Obviously, this is obviously impacted by AMD’s second generation Xiaolong. All models of the latter support a maximum of 8tb of memory. If Intel customers want to support more memory, they must pay more for the processor which is much more expensive.
Unfortunately, if you have purchased Xeon L series before, you won’t get any compensation, and those who have already bought Xeon M series can only consider themselves unlucky.
In addition, in the Xeon w family for workstations, M-series still exists, but supports smaller memory. For example, Xeon w-3275 only supports 1TB, Xeon w-3275m only supports 2TB, and there is no L-Series.
According to the plan, Intel will release the next generation codenamed copper Lake in the first half of this year, or 14nm. Later this year, Intel will launch the next generation ice lake, which will finally be switched to 10nm. Both of them will replace the interface lga4189. Existing customers want to upgrade and have to change the platform.
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