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

Amethyst

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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.
 

CWallace

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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.
 
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Trebuin

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

Trebuin

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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.
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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