Today, we’re excited to finally be able to talk about Intel’s latest product release – Xeon W-3300 and our new HD150i workstation that it powers. Built on a new Xeon architecture that’s specifically designed to increase both performance and efficiency, Intel has aligned this new set of processors to compete with AMD’s Threadripper PRO. There’s a lot to like, so let’s dig in.
Intel has released five total Xeon W-3300 models, ranging from 12 to 38 core with all supporting Hyperthreading:
- Intel® Xeon® W-3375 Processor, 38-core @ 2.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo), 57MB L3 Cache
- Intel® Xeon® W-3365 Processor, 32-core @ 2.7GHz (4.0GHz Turbo), 48MB L3 Cache
- Intel® Xeon® W-3345 Processor, 24-core @ 3.0GHz (4.0GHz Turbo), 36MB L3 Cache
- Intel® Xeon® W-3335 Processor, 16-core @ 3.4GHz (4.0GHz Turbo), 24MB L3 Cache
- Intel® Xeon® W-3323 Processor, 12-core @ 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo), 21MB L3 Cache
A bevy of new features align this new Xeon closely with the competition from AMD, especially in the mid-range. Here’s just a sample of what it has to offer:
- Up to 64 PCIe Gen 4 lanes
- Up to 4TB DDR4 8 Channel ECC RAM
- Up to 38 cores/76 threads
- Up to 4.0 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0
- Intel® Deep Learning Boost to power ML Inferencing workloads
- Intel® AVX 512 instruction support
- Error correcting code (ECC) Memory support
- Built in reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) technologies
- Intel® Virtual RAID On CPU (Intel® VROC) support
Below are some benchmarks we recently ran on the 16-core Xeon W-3335 with NVIDIA Quadro P2200. Even though it’s not the top of the stack for this product line, you can still see the value these new processors offer.
For example, Cinebench, a CPU specific benchmark that’s designed to measure heavily threaded processors, produces a score of 23,644. That’s inline with a previous gen 24 core Xeon and beats a first gen 16 core Threadripper by about 50%.
Who is it for?
Intel designed this processor specifically for heavily threaded workloads where potentially very high RAM density can speed up workflow. These include but are not limited to industries like Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Media, and Machine Learning.
Learn more about our ProMagix HD150i powered by Intel W-3300 right here, or chat with one of our expert sales team by calling 804-419-0900.