Intel has introduced its latest workstation processor family, the Intel Xeon E5-1600 v4 series. The technology is equipped with Intel vPro technology, which lets engineers remotely manage their workstations, the company states. It also delivers up to 1.6x more application throughput performance than a four-year-old workstation on the same processor line.
Also featured in this new family is Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. This enables increased single and dual core turbo performance. With this feature enabled, the foreground application (or any application the user chooses) gets an extra boost of performance — up to 200 MHz — by getting up to two cores running in Turbo Boost dedicated to it, Intel says. For example, if users have an eight-core processor, two of the eight cores will run at up to 4GHz and be dedicated to that application.
The E5-1600 v4 family has 8/16 cores, up to 20ML3 cache, 2400MHz max memory speed with DDR4 and support for up to 3TB of memory in a single workstation system.
“The demand for faster time to market, design optimization and cost reduction continues to drive the rapid adoption of workstation products,” says Ricky Branner, director of Workstation Business Solutions for Intel. “Today, workstations are used in every major industry for tasks ranging from financial modeling to medical diagnostics. Workstations have become standard equipment for engineers, content creators, analysts and others who need the highest levels of performance, visualization and data integrity. And these professionals use Intel Xeon processor-based workstations to create, test and modify new ideas almost as fast as they can think of them.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.