The release of Intel’s Greenlow platform has been anticipated for a while and now it is finally upon us. Intel announced the official release of the first Xeon E3-1200 V5 Greenlow processors that support the new C236 chipset. The new CPUs are designed for the low-end workstation area more than the microserver area where its predecessors were targeted.
Intel released a total of 11 new Xeon E3-1200 processors and all of them have four cores, no more dual-cores. Most of these new processors have Hyper Threading and it is only three of them that come without. The base clock ranges from 2GHz to 3.7GHz while the turbo clock ranges from 3.0GHz to 4.0GHz. The TDP is 80W on eight of them, one comes with a 45W TDP, and two with a low 25W TDP. Four of the new CPUs also have an HD P530 iGPU. You can check the summary in the chart below or head over to Intel’s ARK for the complete specifications of all the new chips.
The new processors support both ECC and non-ECC DIMMs with a capacity up to 16GB per modules. When it comes to the iGPU, we get a 4K 60Hz capable output with 350MHz base frequency and a maximum shared memory up to 1.7GB. It is fully DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.4 compatible while supporting up to three displays simultaneously. The SATA connection count also got upped a bit over the predecessor, the new processors now support up to 8 SATA3 drives on Greenlow, from the previous 6 on the predecessor chips.
Manufacturers of motherboards are naturally ready for this release, so we can expect a lot of new C230 based motherboards to hit the market very soon.