Noctua showcases a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler
Noctua showcase a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler
Published: 9th June 2016 | Source: Noctua |
Noctua showcases a Skylake-EP/LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler
Noctua has showcased a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler, confirming that Intel will be moving to a new socket for their future server products.
In recent years, every series of Intel motherboards has supported two generations of CPUs, be it LGA 2011 (X79), LGA 1155, or LGA 1150. It is now expected that with Intel's upcoming Skylake generation of Xeon and Skylake-E series CPUs that Intel will be moving to a new, larger socket designs and will be upgrading several key parts of their server platform.
Below we can see a picture of what is thought to be Intel's upcoming Skylake-E socket LGA 3647, which will feature what looks like a 6-channel/Hex-channel DDR4 memory and will feature a larger number of PCI lanes than the previous generation of Intel Xeon CPUs.
Below you can also see Noctua's upcoming NH-U12DX i4 cooler, which Noctua says will be compatible with upcoming AMD socket SP3 Opteron and Intel Socket P (LGA 3647) CPUs. This cooler is set to release in 2017 and has a mounting mechanism that matches the pictures LGA 3647 socket pictured below.
As far as new CPU coolers are concerned, Noctua showed an impending update of the existing NH-L12 heatsink that will use the new 120mm slim fan as well as prototypes of a 4U version of the NH-U12DX i4 for Intel Xeon and a novel design for the upcoming AMD socket SP3 for Opteron and Intel socket P (LGA3647) for Xeon and Xeon Phi. While the new L12 and U12 versions are targeting a late 2016 release, the latter is scheduled for 2017.
This new CPU socket is huge, with a total of 1636 more pins than Intel's current 2011-3 platform, making Intel's Skylake-EP CPUs considerably larger than their current Generation Broadwell-E/ LGA 2011-3 based chips.