Intel is preparing new low-power consumption Atom CPUs addressed to the server industry.
, we are talking about Intel Denverton, which will include no less than 16 cores, thus achieving double the number of cores found in Avoton. The Core that make up the new Intel CPUs are Goldmont, a jump of two generations regarding Silvermont CPU cores under the bonnet of Avoton.
Intel Denverton, the next generation of CPUs with 16 cores
Each pair of cores integrates two megabytes of cache level two (L2) that is twice what it offers the Goldmont oriented versions, which will support the workloads that are subject to the servers. Now also it supports up to 128 GB of DDR4 @ 2000 MHz memory (Vs 64GB DDR3 @ 1600 MHz Avoton) includes support for 10Gb Ethernet (vs 2.5 Gb) and PCI-Express 3.0 x16 lane connectivity (vs PCIe 2.0 x16).
It is expected that the first Intel Denverton CPUs see the light during the second half of 2016, while the first competitors based on the ARM architecture will not arrive until later in the year, so it is an advantage. It is quite likely that Intel makes use of manufacturing processes to 14nm / 16nm FinFET rivals will not get up to 1 year.