Gigabyte Tease LGA-3647 Skylake-E Socket Server at Computex 2016




/ 4 years ago

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We always find a few surprises at events like Computex with products that we might have hoped to see, but didn’t really expect. We spotted one of such surprises in the Gigabyte booth with a pretty much empty sign on top. The only information revealed here are that it is called the G291-H88 mainstream rack server and it’s the “next generation 2U Purley barebond”. Barebond is naturally a typo and should be barebone.

Those who paid attention already noticed the Purley here and not Purely. Purley is Intel’s future enterprise computing business, that is said to become a unification of its 2-socket (2S), 4-socket (4S), and >8-socket (8S+) platforms into one, codenamed Purley.

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The Skylake-E platform should launch next year and this is our first real look at the new socket called the LGA 3647 which is a socket that comes with an unprecedented amount of pins.

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The CPU slot cover already gives the size away and we notice right away that it’s quite a bit bigger than the average LGA 1151 one or even the LGA 2011 socket.

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Will you look at all these pins, to be exact, it comes with 1636 more pins than the predecessor. We can expect some serious performance from these chips and I for one can’t wait to get my hands on a few of them and the accompanying motherboards and servers.

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These new Intel CPUs will come with up to 28 cores and 56 threads, 70MB L3 cache, 48 PCI-E lanes, and six-channel DDR4 memory support. Talk about performance, especially considering that you can run more than one of these in a single motherboard with the right design. I’m excited!

More Computex 2016 coverage will follow shortly, so stay tuned for more.


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