Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Intel's Latest Xeons Adds Graphics Processing

Intel introduced its new Xeon processor E3-1500 v5 family for accelerating video and graphic-intensive applications.

The new chips combine the performance of Intel Xeon processors with Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580, Intel’s most advanced graphics processor. The  Xeon processor E3-1500 v5 family is based on Intel's Skylake microarchitecture and its 14nm transistor technology.

Intel said the design idea for the Xeon processor E3-1500 v5 is to pack more video streams per watt into a single server or appliance, enabling service providers to deliver high-quality content on demand, including live broadcasting and videoconferencing. The processors provide hardware-enhanced High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) transcoding of 4K video.

Specifically,  the product family can deliver two real-time HEVC streams for 4K 30 frame-per-second (FPS) video and up to 18 AVC streams for taking 1080p 30 frame-per-second video and transcoding it into HEVC at the same resolution.


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