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Intel unleashes new Xeon W CPUs, slashes X-series pricing

Intel Extreme Announcement
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What you need to know

  • Intel announces new Intel Xeon W and X-series processors.
  • New CPUs comes with AI enhancements, catering to content creation and enthusiast applications.
  • Intel plans availability for November with price cuts across the board.

Intel announced the latest collection of Intel Xeon W and X-series processors, injecting some enhancements for AI acceleration and general performance for system enthusiasts and content creators. The company is also making some changes to the pricing of the family, making it easier for creators and the like to upgrade from existing Core S-series mainstream processors.

These enhancements are largely down to the addition of Intel Deep Learning Boost, offering a significant AI inference boost compared with the prior generation, and Intel's Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, which has been further enhanced to help software — video editing suites, etc. — run as efficiently as possible by identifying and prioritizing the fastest cores on demand.

SpecsW-2295W-2275W-2265W-2255W-2245W-2235W-2225W-2223
Clock speeds3.0GHz
3.8GHz (4.6GHz)
3.3GHz
4.1GHz (4.6GHz)
3.5GHz
4.3GHz (4.6GHz)
3.7GHz
4.3GHz (4.5GHz)
3.9GHz
4.5GHz (4.5GHz)
3.8GHz
4.3GHz (4.6GHz)
4.1GHz
4.5GHz (4.6GHz)
3.6GHz
3.7GHz (3.9GHz)
Intel Boost (3.0)4.8GHz4.8GHz4.8GHz4.7GHz4.7GHz---
Cores181412108644
Threads36282420161288
TDP165W165W165W165W155W130W105W120W
RAM1TB
DDR4-2933MHz
1TB
DDR4-2933MHz
1TB
DDR4-2933MHz
1TB
DDR4-2933MHz
1TB
DDR4-2933MHz
1TB
DDR4-2933MHz
1TB
DDR4-2933MHz
1TB
DDR4-2666MHz
ECC
Optane
Price$1,333$1,112$944$778$667$555$444$294

The new Xeon W range consists of the W-2295, W-2275. W-2265, W-2255, W-2245, W-2235, W-2225, and W-2223. Prices range from $294 for the 6-core W-2223 all the way up to $1,333 for the leading 18-core W-2295. Price cuts not only affected the Xeon W range as Intel's X-series processors are better priced for consumers too.

These new Xeon W and X-series processors are set to arrive in November.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.