Intel has introduced its latest Intel Xeon W and X-series processors with new pricing for its OEM customers.
New Xeon W prices range from $294 to $1,333, enabling Intel to build the platform and partners to grow their workstation product options.
Intel is offering heavy discount — in some cases as much as 40 percent to 50 percent – on the latest processors. Intel is facing competition from AMD’s latest Ryzen family of processors.
Intel said the new Xeon W-2200 and X-series processors are targeted to be available starting November. Intel said the new pricing structure represents an easier step up for creators and enthusiasts from Intel Core S-series mainstream products.
Intel’s Xeon W-2200 and X-series processors feature AI acceleration with the integration of Intel Deep Learning Boost. This offers an AI inference boost of 2.2 times more compared with the prior generation.
In addition, Intel’s Xeon W-2200 and X-series processors feature Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 that helps software, such as for simulation and modeling, run as fast as possible by identifying and prioritizing the fastest available cores.
“The professional and enthusiast communities require product engineering that caters to their specific mission-critical needs and keeps them on the cutting edge of technology advancements,” said Frank Soqui, Intel vice president and general manager of Desktop, Workstation and Channel Group.
Intel Xeon W-2200 processors — W-2295, W-2275, W-2265, W-2255, W-2245, W-2235, W-2225 and W-2223 — deliver better performance and expanded platform capabilities for data science, visual effects, 3D rendering, complex 3D CAD, AI development and edge deployments.
The 3D architectural rendering process on Autodesk Revit with V-Ray accelerates up to 10 percent faster compared with the previous generation and up to 2 times faster compared with a 3-year-old workstation.
Intel is also introducing new pricing to its Intel Core S-series processors without integrated graphics.