Intel is launching a new generation of Xeon processors in 2017.
The company said today it would start shipping the first new Xeon CPU with up to four PCIe Gen3 lanes in a quad-socket configuration in late March.
Intel said the new Xeon processor will ship with three PCIe Gen4 lanes in the CPU, which means it can double as a dual-channel PCIe solution.
Intel said that it is introducing the new chips with a number of performance improvements, but the company also stressed that the new CPU is still aimed at the enterprise market, and it will be built on a 10nm process and will not be the next generation of Intel’s Xeon chips.
The new Xeon processors are expected to be available at retailers starting in early March.
Intel says that it will begin shipping Xeon processors with four PCIe lanes in four different configurations, including the quad-channel version, the dual-core version, and the high-performance dual-socket version.
The Xeon processor is also expected to have a faster cache than its predecessors, which will help the new processors be faster than previous Xeon processors.
The new Xeon CPUs are expected for launch in late 2017 or early 2018, Intel said, although it did not give any further information on the date or pricing of the new CPUs.