After Intel’s desktop and mobile versions of Kaby Lake processors were detailed, we have now come across the chips that will be targeted to enterprises for the running of their servers, the Kaby Lake Xeon E3-1200 V6 family. When compared against the Kaby Lake Xeon E3-1200 V5 lineup, there is very little difference compared to the Kaby Lake Xeon E3-1200 V6 series, but there are a total of 8 processors that will either be released during the last months of 2016 or during the beginning of 2017.
Kaby Lake Xeon E3-1200 V6 series are all quad-core packages and one difference compared to the previous versions is that these chips feature power-saving metrics, which is a useful advantage when you want to lower the overheads of a small business that’s dependent on these processors. The TDP of these processors have also been reduced compared to the previous family, but only by a small amount. Where the processor from the V5 series possessed a TDP of 80 watts, the highest TDP value that you will find here is 78 watts.
Compared to the desktop platform, the Kaby Lake Xeon E3-1200 V6 series actually run at a lower clock speed. The fastest one to be released from the desktop counterpart is going to be an i7-7700K. The processor is going to be running at 4.2GHz per core and the fascinating thing about the processor is that its boost clock speeds go all the way up to 4.5GHz.
With such a high clock speed coupled with the fact that the Kaby Lake i7-7700K comes with an unlocked multiplier, overclocking on air cooling is going to be extremely simple when you want to achieve a stable overclock of 5GHz without increasing the voltage. It’s also possible that by increasing the Vcore setting through the motherboard’s BIOS, you will be able to achieve a stable overclock of 6GHz on air cooling.
While we have yet to know the full extent of the Xeon chips’ features, higher clock speed doesn’t always equal a better processor, and the Kaby Lake Xeon E3-1200 V6 series is sure to point them out.