Whether it is the consumer-grade rye dragon, or server-grade dragon, AMD is to Intel caused great pressure and impact, and subject to various factors, Intel for a time also difficult to achieve the Jedi counterattack, especially the process, had to continue to struggle at 14nm, 10nm to take on the big job still need time.
On the server side, according to the official roadmap, Intel will release the code-named Cooper Lake’s third generation of scalable power in the first half of this year, still 14nm process, Skylake architecture, but will continue to enhance in terms of performance, functionality, the second half of the code-nameice Ice Lake next generation products. The first 10nm process will be imported, both will replace the new LGA4189 interface, not compatible with the existing platform.
According to the roadmap that was previously revealed, Cooper Lake and Ice Lake will also have a Cascade Lake Refresh, an upgrade version of the existing second generation.
Now, it’s quietly coming, and it’s going to be released on February 23rd.
Media pre-empted the Cascade Lake Refresh model, specifications, a total of 18 models, divided into gold 6200R, silver 4200R, bronze 3200R three sub-series, the tail added R letter suffix to show the difference, from 8 core all the way to 28 core.
These new products are aimed at the mainstream and low end of the market, while the high-end platinum 8200 series, 9200 series (two-core package) temporarily remains unchanged.
Their basic architecture, characteristics of course unchanged, the main change is to increase the frequency, increase the core, 11 of which are higher frequencies, 8 more core, and some models have more core and higher frequency, of course, power consumption is generally higher.
For example, the gold medal 6238R, compared to the gold medal 6238 added 6 cores to 28 cores, the reference frequency also increased by 100MHz to 2.2GHz, at the cost of the thermal design power consumption increased from 140W to 165W.
This update of the highest-end gold medal 6258R, the lowest-end bronze 3206R is only two did not correspond to the existing models, the former 28 core, the reference frequency 2.7GHz, thermal design power consumption 205W, the latter 8 core, the reference frequency 1.9GHz, thermal design power consumption 85W.
There is also a more special Gold 6208U, for single-way platform, 16 core, reference frequency 2.9GHz, thermal design power consumption 150W.
Cascade Lake Refresh Model Size Sheet
Cascade Lake Family Debut Model
These upgrades have been shipped to OEMs, Dell, Lenovo, Huihe (HPE), Tai’an, Comput Penguining, and all models are listed in the Intel microcode update documentation.
In addition, Intel recently discontinued the second generation of the Extendable Xeon M Series, because they only support 2TB of memory, and support 4.5TB of high-capacity memory of the Xeon L Series collective price reduction, to the level of the Xeon M series.