Chip Shot: More Than Just a Number: New Intel® Xeon® Processor Numbering

Today’s Intel® Xeon processor server and workstation announcements mark the debut of a new numbering system for the processors. The current system was running out of numbers and needed to evolve to communicate key processor features. Intel’s new numbering system continues to emphasize the “Intel® Xeon® processor” brand and helps customers choose the right product for their needs by providing information on processor scaling and general capability. The first implementation of this system was rolled out today with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800/2800 and E3-1200 product families, and Intel® C200 series chipset. All future Intel® Xeon® processors will adopt this new numbering.  Get more information.