Intel to ship next-gen processors for AI acceleration for gaming, data science

Intel said Monday its next-generation Xeon W-2200 and X-series processors will be available in November to enable AI acceleration in high end desktop PCs and workstations for use in 3D rendering, visual effects and data science.

New pricing was also announced for those processors as well as Core S-series processors without integrated graphics. The Xeon prices will range from $294 to $1,333 depending on the number of cores; there are eight options. The X-Series prices range from $590 to $979 depending also on the cores; there are four options.

The prices represent an “easier step up for creators and enthusiasts from Intel Core-S mainstream products,” Intel said in a press release.

The processors feature AI acceleration with the integration of Intel Deep Learning Boost, representing an inference boost of 2.2 times more than the prior generation. Also, they have Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 to help simulation and modeling software run fast by prioritizing the fastest available cores to use.

“No matter if you are a data scientist, cinema creator or freelancer, Intel Xeon W and X-series offer power and flexibility of choice, enabling you to work creatively and competitively across even the most intensive workloads,” said Frank Soqui, general manager of the desktop, workstation and channel group at Intel.

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