Intel is planning to launch their Skylake-EP Xeon E5 processor lineup for mid-2017. In recent leaks reveal some details on the next top-of-the-line processors from Skylake-EP Xeon E5 series, the Xeon E5-2699 V5 looks like Intel’s response to AMD’s expected Naples server platform. This chip appears not yet to be a finalized version. This engineering samples available for ¥ 26500 (around $3845).
According to leaks the V5 platforms’ core count increase (with 24 and 28-core processors being already expected), stepping away from the 22-core high-end E5-2699V4A that Intel recently announced, by injecting ten extra full cores to Intel’s server chip lineup. If you find that number familiar, it’s probably because AMD’s Naples platform is also expected to house up to 32 processor cores per processor, alongside AMD’s implementation of SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading) for a total of 64 logical threads. Part of the Skylake-EP lineup which launches next year, the Xeon E5-2699 V5 (ES) is designed for Intel’s LGA 3647 socket, and the leaked sample features a base clock of 2.10 GHz. The new Intel Xeon V5 line-up will face AMD’s Zen based Naples platform next year.