Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 Product Family Thermal/Mechanical Specification and Design Guide

Posted by Paul Braren on Feb 8 2016 in
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  • 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.

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    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
    Intel Corporation
    November 2015
    Reference Number: 332055-002

    Prime95 keeps things interesting. You think cooling might be important, at times like these? Remember, Xeon D-1500 can get more threads executed per time period than Skylake Core i7 at half the watts. It may have lower GHz, but it has twice the cores and cache.

    See also at TinkerTry

    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:

    See also

    Supermicro Heatsinks (X10/X9)