Intel Announces Xeon W-2200 Workstation Processors; Starts From US$294

Joanna Estrada
October 9, 2019

Intel's Xeon W-2200 series processors will feature 72 platform PCIe lanes on all SKUs and Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology which has been further enhanced, to help software run as fast as possible by identifying and prioritising the fastest available cores.

New X-series prices range from $590 to $979.

The drastic price drop is likely a response to the pressure Intel is facing from Advanced Micro Systems the desktop CPU market. That's close to half the price, which is sure to up Intel's chances when taking on competitor AMD and its Ryzen 3000 and third-gen Threadripper CPUs. The flagship Xeon W-2295 will cost $1333, compared to the W-2195 at $2553, the new CPU will be nearly half the price of the previous generation.

For additional product details, visit the Intel Xeon W-2200 product brief. The Xeon W-2265 does not have a comparable processor from the previous generation, based on Intel's list of processors. Online pricing is already less than Intel's recommendation, and generally pitched around the $140 to $150 mark in the U.S. (and about the same in United Kingdom pounds) - so hopefully we will see the results of this 14% price cut filter through to online retailers in short order, making the Core i5-9400F even more tempting. Pricing starts at $1112.

Beyond Intel's flagship Xeon W-2295, the other processors received the following price cuts from the previous generation: Xeon W-2275 (43 percent to $1,112), Xeon W-2255 (46 percent to $778), Xeon W-2245 (40 percent to $667) and Xeon W-2235 (34 percent to $555).

The range then continues with a ten-core, eight-core, and six-core variant as well as two four-core models to round things off.

At the top of the stack, the recommended customer pricing for Intel's Xeon W-2295 is $1,333 for 18 cores, 36 threads, a base clock frequency of 3.0GHz and a turbo boost frequency of 4.8GHz.

The Xeon W family of CPU's are also expected to hit retailer shelves from November onwards.

The performance boosts in themselves are worth writing home about, but it's the uncharacteristically low prices that stand out. The CPU pricing wars are heating up and you won't see us complaining.

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