Specs for Intel’s New Xeon Glacier Falls W Workstation CPUs Leaked

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A hardware leaker known on Twitter as momomo_us, who was spot on with specifications forIntel’s Cascade Lake-X chips, has revealed alleged specifications for Intel’s Xeon W 2200-series — codename Glacier Falls W — workstation processor lineup.

This generation of Intel Xeon W processors is segmented into two groups. The Cascade Lake W (CSL-W) processors, which came out in June, pack up to 28 cores and use the LGA 3647 CPU socket. The Glacier Falls W chips, which Intel has yet to officially announce, reportedly max out at 18 cores and will continue to slot into the LGA 2066 socket.

Glacier Falls W vs. Skylake W Specs

Processor Cores / Threads Base Clock MSRP
Intel Xeon W-2295* 18 / 36 3.0 GHz $1,333
Intel Xeon W-2195 18 / 36 2.3 GHz $2,553
Intel Xeon W-2275* 14 / 28 ? $1,112
Intel Xeon W-2175 14 / 28 2.5 GHz $1,947
Intel Xeon W-2265*
12 / 24 3.5 GHz $944
Intel Xeon W-2255*
10 / 20 3.7 GHz $778
Intel Xeon W-2155 10 / 20 3.3 GHz $1,440
Intel Xeon W-2245* 8 / 16 ? $667
Intel Xeon W-2145 8 / 16 3.7 GHz $1,113
Intel Xeon W-2235* 6 / 12 ? $555
Intel Xeon W-2135 6 / 12 3.7 GHz $835
Intel Xeon W-2133 6 / 12 3.6 GHz $617
Intel Xeon W-2225* 4 / 8 ? $444
Intel Xeon W-2125 4 / 8 4 GHz $444
Intel Xeon W-2223*
4 / 8 3.6 GHz $294
Intel Xeon W-2123 4 / 8 3.6 GHz $294

*Specifications are not confirmed.

Starting with the obvious, the new Glacier Falls W processors chips will seemingly arrive with generally higher base clock speeds than their predecessors, the Skylake W line. According to the leaker, the base clocks for the upcoming Xeon W-2295 and Xeon W-2255 CPUs are up to 700 MHz and 400 MHz higher than the Xeon W-2195 and Xeon W-2155, respectively. On the other hand, the Glacier Falls W-based Xeon W-2223 will allegedly have the same 3.6 GHz base clock as its predecessor. The Xeon W-2265 is a newcomer as Intel didn’t offer a 12-core Xeon W chip in the past.

VideoCardz has leaked the pricing for the new Intel Xeon W parts. In general, the prices for Glacier Falls W are significantly lower than the previous generation. Some models, such as the Xeon W-2225 and W-2123 seemingly preserve the same price tag as their older counterparts. 

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For the time being, only the Xeon W-2295 has appeared in the Geekbench database. The Xeon W-2295 seemingly delivers 5.3% and 9.1% higher single-and mulit-core performance than the Xeon W-2195. However, it’s important to note that the Xeon W-2195 system was running faster memory, so the difference in actual CPU performance could be slightly lower than reported.

We’ve yet to hear a time frame as to when Intel will replace its aging Skylake W CPUs with Glacier Falls W chips. Today’s leak could indicate that the new workstation processors aren’t too far away.