Intel's new Xeon Phi co-processor has 16GB of RAM, 5x faster than DDR4

Intel's second-generation Xeon Phi co-processor is a beast, launches in Q1 2016.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Nov 17 2015 3:39 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

Intel has provided more details on its second-generation Xeon Phi co-processor at the annual SC conference, with the new Knights Landing beast nearly ready to be shipped.

Intel's new Xeon Phi co-processor has 16GB of RAM, 5x faster than DDR4 | TweakTown.com

The company has said they've already sent out various pre-production systems to clients through its early ship program, with Cray enjoying the new Xeon Phi co-processor, with it handling multiple customer applications in preparation for supercomputer deployments at Los Alamos and NERSC. Intel has said that the new Knights Landing chip has various innovative features that provide unmatched performance.

For example, Xeon Phi co-processor powered systems will be capable of delivering single-precision performance that is over 8TFlops with double-precision performance sitting at around 3TFlops. Inside, the Xeon Phi co-processor features 16GB of stacked memory that Intel says has 5x the bandwidth of DDR5, and is also 5x more power efficient and 3x denser than GDDR5 that is used on today's video cards.

Intel will be launching the new Xeon Phi co-processors in Q1 2016.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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