Intel Corporation has the intentions to introduce DDR4 memory into their server processors of Haswell series. The launch of such technological approach is planned for the 2014, however the developments in this sphere have already started. Intel’s server solutions will become a part of Grantley platform and the samples of their new series will allegedly be announced next autumn. The preview of new processors makes it clear that some of the chips will be distinguished by the increased heat generation performance which will reach 160 W.
Hence, 16-core processors Haswell-EP will rival parallel computing accelerator NVIDIA Tesla but not AMD server solutions. Intel is going to provide various working frequency options and options with different number of active cores. At the same time, TDP will fluctuate within ranges of 160, 145, 135, and 120 W. In its turn, accelerator NVIDIA Tesla, which is based on GK110 processor, consumes approximately 300 W.
In accordance with the original source, Haswell cores will easily endure current intensity of 190 A; in typical operational conditions this index might approximate 100 A, and in Turbo Boost mode the index will increase to 120 A. The cooling down will be executed due to the air cooling technology.
Enthusiasts and devotees of overclocking will have a wonderful chance to revel in the processor’s endurance and durability. Nevertheless, the question about the increased density of thermal energy is still open.
Upon the whole, more accurate observations and reviews about the new Intel Haswell processors will be provided next year with the introduction of product samples.