In an indication of the rising pressure on Intel’s product stack from AMD’s capable EPYC Rome processors, and maybe slow uptake for Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory DIMMs, today Intel issued a Product Change Discover (PCN) announcing that it has discontinued its “M” series Cascade Lake Xeon models.
Intel built the M-series models from the same silicon as the standard Xeon processors; however, they came with a hefty markup of $3,003 over the usual chips. In exchange, prospects gained help for as much as 2TB of memory capacity per chip, which is a sizeable increase over the normal 1TB of memory assist on standard models. That also did not match the utmost 4TB capability of AMD’s EPYC Rome processors, which comes free of charge.
An Intel representative said these worth cuts come because of buyer feedback, and now the company will offer its L-series models, which support a strong 4.5TB of capacity, at the same worth as the discontinued M models.
That equates to a big price cut for Xeon prospects that require additional memory capability or are considering adopting high-capability Optane DIMMs. Again, L-series models are engineered from the same silicon as the standard
For Xeon models, but before the change, prospects had to pay $7,897 more to step as much as the L-series fashions that support as much as 4.5TB of memory capability.