XEON-Brand Independent

Intel is previewing multiple new products. The Atom Briarwood core (32nm) is already on the market — HP’s Project Moonshot is based on this processor — but Avoton and Rangely are new high-efficiency parts launching in the latter half of the year. The new Xeon E3 series will be based on Haswell, while the E7 family will upgrade to what Intel calls Ivy Bridge EX.

Intel server lineup

Here’s the same data, but with an expanded view of what Intel views as the most important features of each product segment.

Intel server platforms

The current Atom S1200 processors are dual-core chips that can address up to 8GB of RAM  and support up to 8x PCIe 2.0 lanes. ARM-based products are an emerging threat to Intel’s dominance in the server market, and the company has focused significant resources on scaling up 32nm Atom products to meet the challenge in early 2013, as well as prepping Avoton hardware (based on Atom’s next-generation 22nm core) for later this year.

Performance details on the next-generation Atom core continue to be scarce; Intel claims a 50% improvement over previous-generation Atom processors. Thanks to a recently published side-by-side photo of the current S1200 and upcoming Avoton, however, we can draw some conclusions about die size.


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