Intel x599-chipset til at drive 28-core hedt + platform

Intel X599 Chipset to Drive 28-core HEDT+ Platform

The introduction of 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX at $1,799 has demolished the competitiveness of the similarly priced Core i9-7980XE, forcing Intel to 'productize' its Skylake-X XCC (extreme core-count) silicon for the client-segment. We've already seen one or two motherboards for this platform at Computex, notably the ASUS ROG Dominus (pictured below). Intel's demo platform is reportedly powered by a GIGABYTE-made motherboard. Both these boards may have been prototypes based on Intel C629 'Lewisburg' chipset, as Intel was still mulling on whether to even launch the product.

Med 2990WX ud, er skæbnen for klientsegmentkusinen til Xeon Platinum 8180 forseglet, og det samme er C629. I sin klientsegmentavatar vil chipset være mærket 'Intel X599 Express'. Dette chipset understøtter nye SKU'er, der stammer fra 'Skylake-X' XCC-silicium (sandsynligvis 24-core, 26-core og 28-core), i LGA3647-pakken. Platformen har ikke kun op til 28 kerner, men også en 6-kanals DDR4-hukommelsesgrænseflade, som sandsynligvis vil understøtte op til 192 GB hukommelse på klientplatformen. Der er også et rykte om, at Intel kunne lancere nye 20-core og 22-core LGA2066-processorer. Disse kombineret med den 8-kerne LGA1151 processor vil være Intels figenblad indtil sidst i 2019.
Source: HD Technologia