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Intel Unleashes their Next-Gen 'Xeon W' Multi-Core Processors for Workstations like the iMac Pro

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During Apple's World Wide Developer Conference Apple presented the first all-in-one iMac Pro designed to deliver unbelievable power with 8, 10 or 18 core Xeon processors. Today Intel unleashed the beasts that are likely destined for the iMac Pro under the branding of 'Xeon W' processors.  



Intel tells us in their promo video that the new processors will help developers work with immersive 3D VR at a whole new level. The new processors will support professional workstations that are a key component to the creation of this content.



Beyond VR, many organizations are taking advantage of workstations to accelerate creation and innovation. From faster time to market with computer-aided design tools and creating ultrahigh-definition (HD) and 3D content, to improving medical care and driving faster financial trades and AI analytics, workstations give professionals a powerful productivity tool.


Intel's new Intel Xeon W processors, targeting mainstream workstations. The Intel Xeon W processor delivers optimized performance for traditional workstation professionals by combining mainstream performance, enhanced memory capabilities, and hardware-enhanced security and reliability features.


The single-socket Intel Xeon W processor delivers mainstream performance optimized for the needs of traditional workstation professionals. The Intel Xeon W processor features up to 18 cores and up to 36 threads, with an Intel Turbo Boost Technology frequency up to 4.5 GHz. Mainstream workstations will experience up to a 1.87x boost in performance compared to a 4-year-old system4 and up to 1.38x higher performance compared to the previous generation.5




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