Want to geek out and dive deeper into Xeon D-1500 Processor cooling? How does 82 pages of images and descriptions sound? I nearly stubbed my toe when I stumbled across this behemoth on the internet today. Gives you a sense of what OEMs like Supermicro, Gigabyte, and ASRock go through when creating a PCB/motherboard for this 14nm darling to comfortably live on.
It's not just a processor, it's a SoC (System on a Chip). Cramming more and more functionality onto the CPU die is clearly the way Intel is heading, with substantial benefits in efficiency (45 Watts for eight-core Xeon D-1540/1541) and capability (2x1GbE and 2x10GbE networking, 128GB of RAM).
It would seem this PDF showing up just in time for Intel's Fall 2015 announcements about the growing Xeon D family was no coincidence, encouraging more OEMs to learn how to adopt their new baby.
Intel® Xeon® Processor D 1500 Product Family Thermal/Mechanical Specification and Design Guide
Reference Number: 332055-002
If you wait until the week of Monday February 22nd to place your order from Wiredzone, you are likely to receive your system with the new Xeon D-1541 on board, and there's 30 days to request a return. Here's all the ordering details:
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