After all the leaks and negative press, Intel seems to not give any shit - today Intel has announced a new processor the Xeon D-2100. The D-2100 is a low power SoC with a range of 4 to 18 cores, integrated PCH, up to 4 10Gb Ethernet ports, and a TDP of 60-110 watts. The new processor features a significant performance increase over the old D-1500 (Broadwell-DE).

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Higher TDP's and ... a higher price

The “new” CPU (still 14nm btw37,5 × 37,5 mm) will use a TDP 60 up to 110W. At this time it’s unclear if there are Low-Power-Variants planned or not, at least I got no information on this but it could be possible.

The 16 core CPU will be around 1800 USD, this is a lot of more than the older D-1500, which was around 1200 USD.

Showdown with AMD Epyc Embedded

AMD will also release a 16 core CPU, Snowy Owl alias AMD Epyc Embedded are expected at the end of this month.