ntel has revealed the full Cascade Lake 3000-series Xeon W lineup for workstations. The announcement comes as Apple plans to employ the new processors in the company's renewed Mac Pro.
The Xeon W 3000-series or Cascade Lake W (CSL-W) processors are here to replace the current Skylake W (SKL-W) offerings that are on the market. The chips are based on the Cascade Lake microarchitecture and the refined 14nm++ manufacturing process. The previous generation of Xeon W processors resided on motherboards with the LGA 2066 socket, but this time around the chipmaker opted to ditch the aging socket in favor of the LGA 3647 socket.
Not are they just competing with ThreadRipper they are also competing against socket LGA 2066 since their leaked roadmap shows Cascade Lake-X on socket LGA 2066 in Q4. I guess socket LGA 2066 won't be getting Cascade Lake Xeons.
Does the new Intel® Xeon® W Processors made to compete with current and next gen X399 platform?
It supports 8~28 cores with 6ch memory, all at the same large FCLGA-3647 socket.
Also the new 3275 price is very competitive vs EPYC 32c.