Per watt of power, users will get 70 percent more performance with Xeon D compared to Avoton, Intel claims.
There may be some overlap between Atom workloads and Xeon D workloads, but Intel wants to provide a wider range of options for performance, density and cost, said Lisa Spelman, director of datacenter product marketing at Intel's Data Center Group.
The Xeon D improvements will support 128GB of DDR3 and DDR4 memory, 10GB Ethernet and PCI-Express 3.0.
Intel has also said it offers reprogrammable FPGA circuits with Xeon D chips, but the company will share more details about those options in the second half of the year.
Sign up for Computerworld eNewsletters.