Intel is reportedly working on a server-based processor to compete with AMD’s upcoming Zen-based Naples CPUs. According to leaks, the company’s next Xeon processor will be called the E50-2699 V5, and it’ll come with a mind-blowing 32 CPU cores along with 64 threads.
If this rumour were to be true, then it can be said that the Intel Xeon E50-2699 V5 processor will be a giant leap compared to its 22-core Xeon E5-2699 V4. Interestingly, every single core on Intel’s upcoming monstrous server-based CPU will be clocked in at 2.1GHz. The reasoning behind using this much power is not known, but various sources are claiming that it’s made to be so in order to compete with AMD’s upcoming (rumoured) 32-core Naples CPU.
In addition, it is said that the Intel Xeon E5-2699 V5 will be using the LGA 3647 socket. Oddly, the leak originated from a listing found on Taobao, which listed the engineering sample of the processor for 26,500 Chinese Yuan (about RM16,949). Considering how the 18-core Xeon E5-2699 V4 is currently retailing for around RM18,700, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Xeon E5-2699 V5 being sold at a higher price in Malaysia upon release.
If it wasn’t clear before, then allow us to say it again: this processor is not and should not be used for gaming. There is no logical reason for one to ever need a 32-core CPU for gaming in the first place – even if you have RM20,000 burning a hole in your wallet.