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A new range of VPS House Dedicated Servers built around Intel’s Xeon W processor is now available. The Xeon W is Intel’s latest iteration of single-socket processors and introduces enhancements that make these processors ideal for a wide range of server applications.

We are introducing three new dedicated server plans based around the Intel Xeon W.

The Intel Xeon W-2125 is a 4-core, 16-thread CPU with a base frequency of 4 GHz, a maximum turbo frequency of 4.50 GHz, and an 8.25 MB cache.

The Intel Xeon W-2145 is an 8-core 16-thread chip with a base frequency of 3.70 Ghz, a maximum turbo frequency of 4.50 GHz, and an 11 MB cache.

The Intel Xeon W-2155 is a 10-core, 20-thread powerhouse with the same frequency specifications as the W-2145 and 23.75 MB of cache.

All the Intel Xeon W processors support up to 512 GB of DDR4 RAM. They also support 48 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, which is great for multi-GPU workloads and number-crunching applications that depend on fast IO.

Other features worth highlighting include Intel’s standard set of enterprise reliability, serviceability, and availability features, which contribute to making these processors perfect for long-running server applications where reliability is of paramount concern.

We’re excited to bring this new range of dedicated servers to our platform: they offer a significant performance boost over the current line for both single-threaded and multi-threaded workloads.

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Intel Xeon W Performance

The Intel Xeon W has excellent performance characteristics compared to equivalent processors.

With a CPU Mark score of 12651, the Intel Xeon W-2125 offers better across-the-board performance than similarly targeted single-socket processors, including the Intel Core i7–7700K (12064).

The Intel Xeon W-2125 particularly shines for single-threaded performance, outclassing the popular Intel Xeon E5–1660v4 by a considerable margin.

The higher-core processors in the Intel Xeon W range are similarly competitive within their class.

A Versatile Server CPU

Dedicated Game Server Hosting
With a base frequency of 4 GHz and industry-leading single-threaded performance, the four-core W-2125 is an excellent choice for hosting games that depend on the ability to deliver maximum power to a single thread. For games that do have good multi-threading support, the other CPUs in the range are also an excellent choice.
Support for 48 PCI Express lanes can give GPU-dependent workloads a significant boost compared to a less capable part.

Hosting Virtual Machines And Containers
Intel Xeon W processors are ideal for servers running a large number of virtual machines or containers. With higher base frequencies and large core counts, Intel Xeon W processors are well-specified for application and cloud hosting.

Web Hosting And eCommerce
Modern web servers can take advantage of as many cores as you give them. The entire range, and particularly the Intel Xeon W-2155, is our recommendation for hosting high-traffic websites, eCommerce stores, and databases.

It Gets Better With NVMe
Alongside the introduction of the Intel Xeon W processors, we’re bringing NVM Express (NVMe) to VPS House. NVMe is a data communication interface designed for SSDs. SSDs are much faster than spinning disk hard drives, but their performance is limited when they are used with traditional interfaces.

NVMe can drastically increase the IO performance of servers with fast SSD drives that support the protocol and a compatible chipset. VPS House’s Intel Xeon W dedicated server range is available with SATA, SSD, and NVMe storage, so server hosting clients can choose the most appropriate server for their budget and workload.
To learn more about NVMe, take a look at our introduction to NVMe servers, which explains NVMe and its benefits in greater depth.

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