Intel To Host ‘Intel Unleashed’ Webcast Featuring CEO, Pat Gelsinger, on 23rd March – 3rd Gen Ice Lake-SP Xeon Launch & More

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Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, has announced that his company will be hosting its 'Intel Unleashed' webcast on 23rd March. Pat states that exciting things will happen during the webcast & we may already know a thing or two that should be making an appearance during the live event.

Intel CEO Announces 'Intel Unleashed' Live Webcast For 23rd March, Exciting Things To Happen Including 3rd Gen Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPU Launch

As tweeted out by Intel's CEO, the company will host its 'Intel Unleashed' event next week. The teaser image shows the picture of a silicon wafer but on a closer inspection & with a higher-quality image posted at Intel's newsroom, we can confirm that the webcast will primarily focus on the 3rd Gen Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPUs. Following is the tweet and the official PR from Intel:

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Join CEO Pat Gelsinger for a business update and webcast address on the new era of innovation and technology leadership.

When: 2-3 p.m. PDT, Tuesday, March 23

Where: Watch live on the Intel Newsroom at http://newsroom.intel.com.

The silicon wafer is composed of 28 core Ice Lake-SP Xeon dies. We know that Intel would offer up to 40 core processors within its 3rd Gen Xeon family this time around to tackle AMD. The Xeon lineup based on the Ice Lake-SP design will be using the 10nm+ process node which shouldn't be mistaken with the 10nm SuperFin process which only lands on Sapphire Rapids Xeons later this year. The Ice Lake-SP processors will be featuring the Sunny Cove core architecture which was introduced back in 2019 and coming to servers in 2021. It should be noted that Intel has a more modern Willow Cove architecture powering its consumer & commercial processors right now so we aren't getting that on the server-side.

Intel's Xeon Ice Lake-SP lineup is split between Platinum, Gold, and Silver SKUs. The top SKU is said to be the Xeon Platinum 8380 which would feature 40 cores, a base clock of 2.30 GHz, and a 270W TDP. Compared to AMD's flagship, we are looking at lower cores and a lower base clock however, Intel's architecture and process nodes are tuned for higher clock speeds so that might mark a small win for the blue team.

The company is also placing bets on its AVX-512 instruction set and has shown CPU benchmarks where it handily beats AMD's existing Rome CPUs but only when running applications that fully leverage AVX-512 instructions. Standard applications would not see the same benefit on Intel CPUs.

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The lineup starts with 8 cores and goes all the way up to 40 cores. The lineup is quite confusing if compared to the AMD EPYC parts so you can see the table below to get a sense of what Intel will be offering in its 3rd Gen Xeon Ice Lake-SP stack:

Intel Xeon Ice Lake-SP Server CPU Lineup:

CPU NameCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost Clock (1-Core)Boost Clock (All-Core)L3 CacheL2 CacheTDPPrice (RCP)
Xeon Platinum 838040 / 802.30 GHz3.40 GHz3.00 GHz60 MB50.00 MB270W$8099 US
Xeon Platinum 8368Q38 / 762.60 GHz3.70 GHz3.30 GHz57 MB47.50 MB270W$6743 US
Xeon Platinum 836838 / 762.40 GHz3.40 GHz3.20 GHz57 MB47.50 MB270W$6302 US
Xeon Platinum 836232 / 642.80 GHz3.60 GHz3.50 GHz48 MB40.00 MB265W$5448 US
Xeon Platinum 8360Y36 / 722.40 GHz3.50 GHz3.10 GHz54 MB45.00 MB250W$4702 US
Xeon Platinum 8352S32 / 642.20 GHz3.40 GHz2.80 GHz48 MB40.00 MB205W$4064 US
Xeon Platinum 835832 / 642.60 GHz3.40 GHz3.30 GHz48 MB40.00 MB250W$3950 US
Xeon Platinum 8358P32 / 642.60 GHz3.40 GHz3.20 GHz48 MB40.00 MB240W$3950 US
Xeon Platinum 8352V36 / 722.10 GHz3.50 GHz2.50 GHz54 MB45.00 MB195W$3450 US
Xeon Platinum 8351N36 / 722.40 GHz3.50 GHz3.10 GHz54 MB45.00 MB225W$3027 US
Xeon Gold 634828 / 562.60 GHz3.50 GHz3.40 GHz42 MB35.00 MB235W$3072 US
Xeon Gold 6338N32 / 642.20 GHz3.50 GHz2.70 GHz48 MB40.00 MB185W$2795 US
Xeon Gold 6338T32 / 642.10 GHz3.40 GHz2.70 GHz48 MB40.00 MB165W$2742 US
Xeon Gold 633832 / 642.00 GHz3.20 GHz2.60 GHz48 MB40.00 MB205W$2612 US
Xeon Gold 6314U32 / 642.30 GHz3.40 GHz2.90 GHz48 MB40.00 MB205W$2600 US
Xeon Gold 634224 / 482.80 GHz3.50 GHz3.30 GHz36 MB30.00 MB230W$2529 US
Xeon Gold 63348 / 163.60 GHz3.70 GHz3.60 GHz18 MB10.00 MB165W$2214 US
Xeon Gold 6330N28 / 562.20 GHz3.40 GHz2.60 GHz42 MB35.00 MB165W$2029 US
Xeon Gold 6336Y24 / 482.40 GHz3.60 GHz3.00 GHz36 MB30.00 MB185W$1977 US
Xeon Gold 633028 / 562.00 GHz3.10 GHz2.60 GHz42 MB35.00 MB205W$1894 US
Xeon Gold 5318S24 / 482.10 GHz3.40 GHz2.60 GHz36 MB30.00 MB165W$1667 US
Xeon Gold 532026 / 522.20 GHz3.40 GHz2.80 GHz39 MB16.25 MB185W$1555 US
Xeon Gold 6312U24 / 482.40 GHz3.60 GHz3.10 GHz36 MB30.00 MB185W$1450 US
Xeon Gold 5318N24 / 482.10 GHz3.40 GHz2.70 GHz36 MB30.00 MB150W$1375 US
Xeon Gold 632616 / 322.90 GHz3.50 GHz3.30 GHz24 MB20.00 MB185W$1300 US
Xeon Gold 5318Y24 / 482.00 GHz3.40 GHz2.60 GHz36 MB30.00 MB165W$1273 US
Xeon Gold 531712 / 243.00 GHz3.60 GHz3.40 GHz18 MB15.00 MB150W$950 US
Xeon Gold 5315Y8 / 163.20 GHz3.60 GHz3.50 GHz12 MB10.00 MB150W$895 US
Xeon Silver 431620 / 402.30 GHz3.40 GHz2.80 GHz30 MB25.00 MB150W$1002 US
Xeon Silver 431416 / 322.40 GHz3.40 GHz2.90 GHz24 MB20.00 MB135W$694 US
Xeon Silver 4310T10/202.30 GHz3.40 GHz2.90 GHz15 MB13.75 MB105W$555 US
Xeon Silver 431012 / 242.10 GHz3.30 GHz2.70 GHz18 MB12.50 MB120W$501 US
Xeon Silver 4309Y8 / 162.80 GHz3.60 GHz3.40 GHz12 MB10.00 MB105W$501 US

Other than the Xeon announcement, we can also expect Intel to provide us with better information regarding its next-generation Xeon roadmap, an update on external/internal fabs utilization, and a couple of teases on other announcements such as the Xe-HPG parts which have been confirmed for unveiling on 26th March.

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