Intel has begun to ship production version of its third-generation Xeon Scalable processors, which is code-named Ice Lake while claiming that this new chip will have a “significant increases in core count” along with many other things.
This had been revealed during the virtual CES 2021 keynote and said that the making of the processors – the first to use the company’s 10-nanometer process – have been scheduled to rise within the time of the first quarter.
The had happened after the company had held back production shipments of the processors from the previous year, which has given an advantage to AMD, which said that it had been on the right track to start volume shipments for the third-generation EPYC processors, which has been code-named Milan, by the end of last year.
The executive vice president and general manager of Data Platforms Group at Intel, Navin Shenoy, said, “Today marks a significant milestone for Intel as we continue to accelerate the delivery of our 10nm products and maintain an intense focus on delivering a predictable cadence of leadership products for our customers. Our 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform represents a strategic part of our data centre strategy and one that we’ve created alongside some of our biggest customers to enable the data centre of tomorrow.”
Along with rising the core counts, Intel believes that the Ice Lake processors will have a lot of advantages to performance, merged with AI and security.
At the time of the CES keynote, the executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group, Gregory Bryant said, “It will enable our cloud, enterprise and networking customers to deploy innovative solutions such as next-generation cloud services that strengthen data privacy and AI video analytics and microservices at the edge.”