Intel's next-gen Xeon: LGA 4189, 8-channel DDR4, up to 230W

Intel's next-gen Ice Lake 10nm Xeon: massive improvements across the board, arrives late-2018/early-2019.

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Intel is fighting in a new battlefield where sleeping dragon AMD has erupted and awoken with their EPYC range of server CPUs, with Chipzilla's next-gen Ice Lake Xeon CPUs being teased and leaked by Power Stamp Alliance.

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The new Ice Lake Xeon processors are set to release sometime later this year or in early 2019, with a new LGA 4189 socket and SKUs that will offer a huge 230W TDP, up from the max 205W offerings with both Skylake and Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs. Why the higher TDP? We should expect next-gen Xeon CPUs with even more cores and higher clock counts, all driving up the power consumption.

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Intel's next-gen Ice Lake Xeon CPUs will reportedly rock 8-channel DDR4 support, with Cascade Lake already supporting 2933MHz DDR4, we should expect the same or higher-end DDR4 support from Ice Lake. Cascade Lake supports 768GB of DDR4, so with the additional slots (16 x DDR4 in 8-channel mode) will drive memory support on Ice Lake through to a huge 1TB.

We could expect SKUs that will support even more DDR4, with up to 2TB on offer if the right memory is used, something that could expect to even 4TB if the right support is offered with LRDIMMs.


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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