Despite having officially launched back in July, Intel’s Xeon E desktop platform has yet to see the light of day in systems casually available to users or small businesses. This should change today, with the official embargo lift for reviews on the parts, as well as the announcement today that SGX-enabled versions are coming for Server use. The Xeon E platform is the replacement for what used to be called the E3-1200 family, using Intel’s new nomenclature, and these parts are based on Intel’s Coffee Lake (not Coffee Lake Refresh) microarchitecture. We managed to get a few processors in to test, and today we’ll start by examining most of the six-core family.
Intel Xeon E six-core review
2018-11-05 Intel 5 Comments
Compared to the previous generation these new Xeons offer more cores, higher clocks _and_ integrated graphics for lower prices (especially at the high end of the range). Ryzen’s ECC support made the old Xeon E3 line woefully uncompetitive and forced Intel’s hand. For my purposes (software development) a Ryzen 2700X workstation build is still a better choice. I still get ECC memory but with more cores and for a lower price.