Intel is getting their Skylake-EP Xeon E5 processor lineup ready for launch in mid-2017. And if this leak turns out to be true it looks like the Xeon E5-2699 V5 looks like Intel’s response to AMD’s upcoming Naples server platform. This chip breaks the trend Intel has had with their server parts and brings the core count up to 32. Intel recently announced the 22-core E5-2699V4A and the V5 platform core counts has been expected to increase to 24 and 28 cores, but Intel is increasing the core out by a staggering 10 cores (20 threads).
If the 32-core count seems familair, that is because that is the same core count expected on AMD Naples platform. Intel’s Xeon E5-2699 V5 will be part of the Skylake EP lineup which will launch next year. The chip is designed for Intel’s 3647 socket and the leaked sample has a base clock of 2.10 GHz. According to the leak you can secure one of these engineering samples for the tidy sum of ¥ 26500 (around $3845).