Instead of revealing the details of Coffee Lake, Intel is simply renewing its line of Xeon processors for servers. So, today we will present one of them which is the most expensive processor that Intel has ever produced in mass.
This Is The Most Expensive Processor That Intel Has Ever Produced
In addition to revealing the first details of Coffee Lake, Intel is renewing its line of Xeon processors for servers. These chips are not usually cheap, but the Xeon E7-8894 v4 has managed to break all records: with a suggested retail price of $8,898, the equivalent of $ 27,737, it is the most expensive processor Intel has ever produced in mass.
The price, which is as high as the model number of the processor, comes with other impressive specifications. The Xeon E7-8894 v4 has 24 CPU cores (48 threads) operating at a frequency of 2.4 GHz and can reach 3.4 GHz in turbo mode. It’s no less than 60MB of L3 cache and a not-so-absurd TDP of 165 watts.
It is targeted to high-performance servers and has a DDR3-1600 and DDR4-1866 memory controller in quad-channel, being able to support up to 3 terabytes of RAM per processor. Without the help of special third-party controllers, you can assemble a little monster with up to eight Xeon E7-8894 v4 – that is, if you have at least 222 thousand dollars to spend on only small pieces of silicon.
The new processor has broken a series of benchmark records, according to Intel. In SPECint_rate_base2006, a Lenovo server with eight Xeon E7-8894 v4 chips has reached 7,210 points, a number far out of the picture – a 6th generation Core i5 or i7 for desktops typically does 150 to 250 points in that test. So, you can say that this chip is a little monster or a beast.