Intel announces Xeon E Processor for entry-level workstations

Professional workstation performance with 6 cores and 12 threads

Today, Intel has released its Xeon E-2100 processor for entry-level workstations. OEMs will begin shipping Intel Xeon E-2100 processor-based systems from today. Based on a 14-nm architecture, the Intel Xeon E processors claim to offer higher max turbo frequency, faster DRAM speeds, enhanced I/O, and advanced security and reliability features as compared to its predecessor, i.e., Xeon E3 processor. Intel said that Xeon E processors offer 24% performance increase in multiple CPU intensive workstation tasks and are upto 1.36× faster than 2017 Intel Xeon E3-1200v6 processors. The Xeon E processors don’t support multi-socket configurations.

A typical Intel Xeon E platform configuration. (Source: Intel)

The features of Intel Xeon E processor include:

  • Up to 6 cores and 12 threads
  • Up to 4.7 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Up to 64GB DDR4 ECC 2666MHz
  • Available with Intel UHD Graphics 630 supporting 4K UHD with built-in HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration delivers enhanced 4K media decoding and encoding
  • Up to 30 lanes of PCIe* for graphics, storage and network expandability
  • Support for USB* 3.1 and Thunderbolt technology
  • Support for Intel Optane memory for a faster, smoother, and amazingly responsive computing experience
  • Advanced hardware-enhanced security with Intel vPro technology and enhanced Intel Software Guard Extensions Support for Intel Ethernet and Intel Wireless-AC networking
Competitive prices: The prices of Xeon E processors start at $193 and go up to $450. (Source: Intel)

In a press briefing, Jason Kennedy, director of datacenter product marketing at the Intel Data Center Group, told that Xeon E processors are ready for entry-level professional quality VR. The processors have been architected and crafted to fulfill the demands of creative professionals in the fields like architecture, engineering, M&E, and financial services. The newest Xeon processor supports Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory, maximizing data integrity and improving system stability.

For information, visit Intel’s workstation page.