iMac Pro will feature Xeon-W series (Kaby lake-W)??

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  1. Amethyst macrumors 6502

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    After Dell Launch their new precision tower. i found that there are many information seem intersting.

    Dell Precision 5820 (Small single processor workstation)
    Will feature Xeon-W Series (First time appearance!) <- Xeon SKU for Core-X.
    And using chipset Intel C422 (Kaby Lake-W).

    That perfect match for iMac Pro.
     
  2. CWallace, Aug 1, 2017
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    CWallace macrumors 603

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    Yeah the iMac Pro is going to be using the C422 chipset with Socket LGA 2066 so we're just waiting for the appropriate Xeon to be announced.

    "Skylake-W" Xeons first appeared in March of this year with a release date of 2H 2017 on Socket LGA 2066 with 4 or 6 channel memory and 4, 6 and 10 cores. I am guessing Intel might have changed that to map them one-to-one with the Skylake-X Core i9 CPUs as they match what the iMac Pro will offer in terms of core count and also use LGA 2066 / 4 channel memory.
     
  3. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    The Skylake-X core i9s don't support ECC memory...unless they change that.
     
  4. CWallace macrumors 603

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    True, the X299 chipset the i9's use do not support ECC RAM, but the C422 chipset the Xeon W's use does.
     
  5. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    That's why my money is on the Xeon W's. They look like a good chip...only what, 400MHz difference on the single core & 20% boost on the multicore. The price difference is $350 between the 8 & 10 core...but if that translates to $800, I'll go with the 8 core.
     

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