Power Up Your Next IoT Project with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Deliver flexible performance for compute-intensive IoT workloads with the next evolution in processing.

Key Benefits

  • Better performance: 1.46x average performance gains over prior generation1

  • Improved AI inference: 1.56x improvement in AI inference for image classification gen over gen2

  • Take advantage of foundational agility, flexibility and efficiency



The 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor is designed to make meeting these critical requirements simpler and easier.

Achieve more with the next evolution in IoT compute, memory, I/O, AI, and security
The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor delivers advanced performance, security, and efficiency alongside built-in AI acceleration. In your IoT solution designs, you can achieve 1.46x average performance gains over the prior generation.1 Intel® Deep Learning Boost delivers a 1.56x improvement in AI inference for image classification gen over gen.2

Increase performance with built-in AI acceleration
As businesses adjust to increasingly performance-hungry AI video and analytics use cases, 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors can help ease the technical debt of legacy solutions and facilitate a smoother transition to future technology investments. Enhanced performance and instruction processing powers help you enhance results and optimize speed. Intel Deep Learning Boost (VNNI) drives exceptional inference for AI in flexible configurations.

Take advantage of foundational agility, flexibility, and efficiency
3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors help you meet evolving business and budget goals with greater control and configuration flexibility. Intel® Speed Select Technology (Intel® SST) is a collection of features that improve performance and optimize TCO by providing more control over CPU performance. Plus, Intel® Resource Director Technology (Intel® RDT) enables monitoring and control of shared resources to deliver better quality of service for applications, virtual machines (VMs), and containers.

Enhance security with advanced technologies
Reduce your attack surface, help prevent memory snooping, and deliver confidence in edge server deployments with robust security technologies. Built-in encryption accelerators provide enhanced crypto processing acceleration of vector AES, SHA, and RSA/DH protocols. Plus, take advantage of Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) to help protect sensitive data in trusted enclaves and Intel® Total Memory Encryption (Intel® TME) to enable full physical memory encryption.

Meet the demands of next-gen projects
3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors provide critical capabilities to help you meet ever-increasing IoT demands:

  • Employ faster Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) to deliver enhanced interplatform data movement performance3
  • Accelerate I/O with PCIe 4.0 and up to 64 lanes (per socket) at 16 GT/s4
  • Utilize up to 6 TB/socket5 of total system memory and enhanced performance with support for up to 3200 MT/s DIMMs (2 DPC)
  • Leverage an increase of up to 1.6x memory bandwidth6 and up to 2.66x memory capacity7 over the previous-generation processors
  • Connect more peripherals, more SSDs, and more accelerators to help achieve low TCO for both video analytics and storage while leveraging Intel® Optane™ persistent memory8 and Intel® Optane™ SSDs

Leverage high-bandwidth connectivity
The higher bandwidth of PCIe 4.0 unlocks higher storage performance with double the speed of PCIe 3.0.

Get to market faster with Intel partners and solutions
Intel is part of a large and expanding ecosystem that is driving innovation at the edge. Intel and our IoT technology partners work together to help you build and deploy high-performance embedded devices.

Intel® Partner Alliance can help you accelerate the design and deployment of intelligent devices and analytics so you can deliver first-in-market IoT solutions.
Intel® Solutions Marketplace is a searchable directory where you can find ready-to-run solutions and connect with Intel partners that can help you develop your IoT products.
Intel® AI: In Production is our partner community for computer vision and edge AI equipment providers, system integrators, software providers, and solution aggregators/distributors who can help you integrate scalable AI solutions into your IoT platforms.

Key Features


  • Up to 28 cores/socket in IoT SKUs9
  • 1.46x average performance over prior generation1
  • PCH includes Intel® C620A series chipset that enhances security with new stepping and new firmware signing keys
  • Advanced processor architecture with Intel® Mesh Architecture and Intel® Data Direct I/O Technology (Intel® DDIO) delivers intelligent, system-level I/O performance
  • Vector Bit Manipulation Instructions (VBMI) helps accelerate applications with in-line data compression and immediate algorithm operations

AI acceleration

  • Intel Deep Learning Boost delivers a 1.56x improvement in AI inference for image classification gen over gen2
  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) and Intel Deep Learning Boost provide built-in AI acceleration
  • The Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit optimizes AI performance with “write once, deploy anywhere” efficiency
  • AI architects can test-drive the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors using Intel® DevCloud for the Edge

Virtualization and manageability

  • Intel Speed Select Technology (Intel SST) provides more control over CPU performance to help optimize TCO
  • Intel Resource Director Technology enables monitoring and control over shared resources to help increase resource utilization
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT-x) offers seamless VM migration from up to five prior generations of Intel Xeon processors


  • Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) allows creating trusted enclaves within applications; a maximum enclave size of 1 TB can be supported in a two-socket server. IoT SKUs support a maximum enclave size of 64 GB.10
  • Intel® Total Memory Encryption (Intel® TME) completely encrypts top security data in memory, with small performance overhead


  • Validated for Intel® 3D NAND SSDs and Intel Optane SSDs8
  • Intel® Volume Management Device 2.0 (Intel® VMD) enables aggregation of storage devices, with robust hot-plug capability and LED management
  • Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) uses Intel® VMD to RAID NVMe SSDs to CPU directly

Memory and I/O

  • PCI Express 4.0 and 64 lanes (per socket) at 16 GT/s
  • Support for up to 3200 MT/s DIMMs (2 DPC)
  • Increased memory capacity with eight channels
  • 16 GB‒based DDR4 DIMM support, up to 256 GB DDR4 DIMM support
  • Leverage breakthrough system memory and storage with Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series and Intel Optane SSD support to reach up to 6 TB system memory per socket5

Flexible deployments

  • Long-life availability11 to support ongoing validation and certification in key markets
  • Yocto Project Linux support
  • TDP between 105W and 205W12

Use Cases

3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for IoT usage, with key technologies such as Intel Deep Learning Boost to help accelerate AI workloads. The portfolio delivers up to 28 cores in a standard socket9 to help meet demanding IoT customer requirements across TDP ranges of 105W to 205W.12

Video: Analyze multiple video streams quickly
Applications: Video storage servers, video analytics servers

  • Improved performance and more cores along with increased memory bandwidth5 allow for faster object recognition analysis on multiple video streams simultaneously.
  • Intel VMD enables hot-swapping NVMe SSDs without service outages. Hardware-assisted security features such as Intel TME and Intel SGX help secure servers and help protect data in memory.

Industrial sectors: Expedite IT/OT convergence
Applications: Edge servers, test and measurement controllers

  • Gather and analyze data fast, consolidate computing workloads, and help harden data security
  • Use machine vision and deep learning inference for assembly verification, defect detection, and quality inspection
  • More cores9 and fast object recognition analysis help machine vision operate accurately and efficiently

Healthcare: Enhance privacy while augmenting clinical workflows
Applications: High-end imaging systems, CAT scan, MRI, and X-ray

  • Enable federated learning and allow research institutions to collaborate without sharing confidential patient data
  • Increase throughput with PCIe 4.0 to enable movement and analysis of large healthcare data sets—including digital pathology, genomics, drug discovery, and medical imaging
  • Help radiologists more quickly identify, quantify, and compare features in imaging data to automate and standardize complex diagnoses

Public sector: Create a more secure foundation
Applications: Avionics, communication networks, and rugged servers

  • Encrypt all memory accessed by the CPU, including customer credentials, intellectual property, encryption keys, and personal information transmitted on external memory
  • Help protect platforms against malware or privileged malware by using Intel SGX to partition data and applications into highly protected memory enclaves

Retail, banking, hospitality, and education: Process more data and transactions, more efficiently
Applications: Edge servers, transactional back-end servers, VDI, IDV, and transparent computing servers

  • Enable AI workloads to run on servers more efficiently, using key technologies such as Intel Deep Learning Boost
  • Accelerate applications with in-line data compression and immediate algorithm operations, helping improve in-memory analytics performance with Vector Bit Manipulation Instructions
  • Get the expanded memory capacity to deliver rich, interactive customer experiences or custom content for remote classrooms

A = Advanced RAS
S = Standard RAS
All Gold and Silver 16C/135W SKUs support Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 Series

Learn more about 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors at intel.com/icelake-sp.