Intel announces its latest workstation and high-end desktop platform processors – the Intel Xeon W-2200 and Core X-Series processors. Both latest-generation processors are designed for professional content creators and desktop enthusiasts. The new Intel Xeon W and X-series processors will be made available this November 2019 along with a new pricing structure that Intel claims to be an easier step up for creators and enthusiasts from Intel’s mainstream desktop offerings. However, the new pricing structure is also likely the result of AMD’s very competitive offerings as of this moment along with the unreleased third-generation Ryzen Threarippers and Ryzen 9 3950X processor that’s expected to launch this November 2019.
Intel further boasts of its latest release, claiming to be the only company to deliver a full portfolio of products precision-tuned to handle the sustained compute-intensive workloads used by professional creators and enthusiasts every day. The new Xeon W-2200 and X-series processors take this to the next level, as the first high-end desktop PC and mainstream workstations to feature AI acceleration with the integration of Intel Deep Learning Boost. The latest Intel Xeon W-Series and X-Series processors also feature Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.
Intel Xeon W-2200 Processors
Intel Xeon W-2200 Platform: The Ultimate Professional Creator Platform
For professional creators, the Intel Xeon W-2200 platform is the ultimate option. These eight new processors (W-2295, W-2275, W-2265, W-2255, W-2245, W-2235, W-2225 and W-2223) deliver outstanding performance and expanded platform capabilities for data science, visual effects, 3D rendering, complex 3D CAD, AI development and edge deployments. They can be used in configurable form-factors – from small desktop to towers – as well as include built-in platform security features and reliability, such as ECC support and Intel vPro, which creative professionals demand. For example, 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.
New Intel Xeon W prices range from $294 to $1,333, enabling Intel to build the platform and partners to grow their workstation product options.
Intel Core-X Series (Cascade Lake-X) Platform: Bridging the Enthusiast and the Creator
For freelancers, prosumers and desktop enthusiasts who may not need commercial-grade features, Intel Core X-series processors provide the performance with the added flexibility of overclocking capabilities. These four new Cascade Lake-X processors (i9-10980XE, i9-10940X, i9-10920X, and i9-10900X) are especially suited for advanced workflows that vary in need for photo/video editing, game development, and 3D animation. Additionally, they deliver enthusiast-ready enhanced features, like Intel Performance Maximizer that makes it easy to dynamically and reliably custom-tune the unlocked processors based on the X-series’ individual performance DNA.
New Intel Core X-series ‘Cascade Lake-X’ processors' prices range from $590 to $979. With the creator segment’s need for more computing-intensive and specific workloads, the new pricing enables X-series to be more accessible to the creators looking for even more compute-intensive workloads than Intel’s mainstream desktop processors.
In addition to Intel Xeon W and X-series, Intel is also introducing new pricing to its Intel Core S-series processors without integrated graphics. The new prices are effective starting today, with the 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors currently in the market. See SKU Tables below.