Earlier, we revealed the specifications and the pricing of the upcoming Haswell EP E5-2600 v3 Xeon processors. Today, we have information on the upcoming Haswell-EP E5-1600 v3 Xeon processors scheduled to debut along side the E5-2600 series. There are a total of 5 SKUs in Haswell-EP E5-1600 v3 line up consisting of 4, 6 and 8 cores respectively.
Three Xeon E5-1600 V3 processors are based on the Haswell-E architecture supporting Intel X99 chipset but come at a significantly higher price. Haswell-E CPUs will debut in fall 2014 with three models – Core i7-5820K, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5960X with 6 and 8 cores respectively. Intel’s X99 chipset will support DDR4 quad-channel memory running at native 2133 MHz. Both Haswell-EP E5-1600 v3 and Haswell-E HEDT processors will be compatible with LGA 2011-3 socket.
Intel Haswell-EP E5-1600 v3 Specifications
|E5-1620 v3||4||3.50 GHz||140 W||€229.95|
|E5-1630 v3||4||3.70 GHz||140 W||€289.95|
|E5-1650 v3||6||3.50 GHz||140 W||€439.95|
|E5-1660 v3||8||3.00 GHz||140 W||€809.00|
|E5-1680 v3||8||3.20 GHz||140 W||€1279.00|
|**All prices are exclusive of VAT.|
All five models have a max TDP of 140 W which seems higher for the quad-core versions but the same trend is seen in E5- 2600 v3 SKUs as well. The 8 core models – E5-1660 v3 and E5-1680 v3 have a difference of only 0.2 MHz but the price difference is almost €400. Haswell-EP E5-1600 v3 series is priced similarly to Haswell-E HEDT processors except for the flagship E5-1680 v3 model.
There are some perks of buying Xeon processors instead of high-end desktop CPUs but a 0.2 MHz clock speed increase does not justify such a high price. Since these SKUs are compatible with the X99 chipset it is expected that the flagship model will come with an unlocked multiplier to support overclocking.
Intel Xeon E5-1600 v3 line up is based on the 22 nm manufacturing process and support single socket configurations. For dual-socket configurations, consumers need to buy E5-2600 v3 CPUs. The processors are scheduled to debut in September 2014.