Anandtech reports that model numbers for ten new entry-level Intel Xeon chips have popped up, thanks to a document the company made available to its manufacturing partners. The decade of purported processors are apparently all based on the same Coffee Lake architecture found in the company's eighth-generation Core CPUs. The document suggests that new E-series badging will replace the E3 prefix found on the current-generation equivalents. The chips are believed to target the entry-level workstation and server markets and feature up to six cores. The seven models with "G" suffixes likely have IGPs.
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The document says the rumored processors will work with motherboards based on Intel's C246 chipset. Xeon models traditionally add ECC memory compatibility absent on their Core cousins. The new chips will also probably have enhanced remote management capabilities when compared to desktop CPUs. The document didn't list the TDPs or the clock speeds of the Xeons, but we predict both figures will be somewhat lower than that of the fastest Core chip, the Core i7-8700K.
According to the site, the document came about thanks to a new assembly and testing facility for Coffee Lake processors in Vietnam. The outlet says Intel was required to list the exact names of processors produced in the country, and this requirement made the new information briefly available to the public. The Intel document has since been removed from the company's document management system. Intel told Anandtech that it does not comment on rumors. The site says it expects a formal announcement of the new models in the next few weeks.