Intel officially announces Xeon E5-2600 & E5-1600 v3 Processors

Intel Xeon E5

Intel has finally lifted the curtain from the its new Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 and E5-1600 v3 product families. The company has launched a total of 32 SKUs, 26 in the E5-2600 v3 line and 6 in the E5-1600 v3 line. Both product families are only compatible with LGA 2011-3 socket and Intel C610 chipset series. The entry level E5-1600 v3 line up does not support dual-CPU configurations but both product families also support the X99 express chipset released with Haswell-E HEDT CPUs.

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Intel Xeon E5 v3 Processors

A lot of improvements have been made over the years and the new generation of Xeon E5 processors are three times more powerful than the last generation Ivy Bridge CPUs, more power efficient and feature enhanced security. The processors are made for power hungry software define infrastructures (SDI) which require the best performance at an optimized total cost. Xeon E5 processors are designed to be used in servers, workstations, storage and networking infrastructures to power broad sets of workload.

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“The digital services economy imposes new requirements on the data center, requirements for automated, dynamic and scalable service delivery,” said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel. “Our new Intel processors deliver unmatched performance, energy efficiency and security, as well as provide visibility into the hardware resources required to enable software defined infrastructure. By enabling the re-architecture of the data center, Intel is helping companies fully exploit the benefits of cloud-based services.”

Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Product Family

Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family offers 50% more cores compared to Ivy Bridge-EP line up. Last generation flagship Xeon E5-2697 v2 CPU featured 12 cores and 24 threads but the new Xeon E5-2699 v3 flagship CPU offers 18 cores and 36 threads plus a 45 MB L3 cache. A massive improvement in terms of processing power that too based on a more efficient and optimized Haswell architecture. In addition, an extension to Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel AVX2) doubles the width of vector integer instructions to 256 bits per clock cycle for integer sensitive workloads and delivers up to 1.9x higher performance gains.

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Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Die Diagram.

The memory bandwidth has been increased tremendously as well with the help of DDR4 support. Users will experience 1.4 times higher memory bandwidth compared to last generation Xeon E5 CPUs. Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) have also been enhanced to accelerate data encryption and decryption by up to 2x without sacrificing application response times. Also the processors are built built using Intel’s industry-leading and energy-efficient 22nm, 3-D Tri-Gate technology, cutting power consumption while boosting performance of transistors. The new “per-core” power states dynamically regulate and adjust power in each processor core for more power-efficient workload processing.

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Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors can be paired with Intel Communications Chipset 89xx series featuring Intel Quick Assist technology to enable faster encryption and compression performance. In addition, the new Intel Ethernet Controller XL710 family helps address the increasing demands on networks with capabilities to enable better performance for virtualized servers and networks. The flexible 10/40 gigabit Ethernet controller provides twice the bandwidth while consuming half the power compared with the previous generation.

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Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Product Line up

Model Cores CPU Frequency TDP
E5-2603 v3 6 1.60 GHz 85 W
E5-2609 v3  6 1.90 GHz 85 W
E5-2620 v3  6 2.40 GHz 85 W
E5-2643 v3  6 3.40 GHz 145 W
E5-2630 v3  8 2.40 GHz 90 W
E5-2640 v3 8 2.60 GHz 90 W
E5-2667 v3  8 3.20 GHz 145 W
E5-2650 v3  10 2.30 GHz 105 W
E5-2660 v3  10 2.60 GHz 105 W
E5-2687W v3  10 3.10 GHz 160 W
E5-2650L v3  12 1.80 GHz 65 W
E5-2670 v3  12 2.30 GHz 120 W
E5-2680 v3  12 2.50 GHz 120 W
E5-2690 v3  12 2.60 GHz 135 W
E5-2683 v3  14 2.00 GHz 120 W
E5-2695 v3 14 2.30 GHz 120 W
E5-2697 v3 14 2.60 GHz 145 W
E5-2698 v3 16 2.30 GHz 135 W
E5-2699 v3 18 2.30 GHz 145 W

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family will be offered with 26 different parts that range in price from $213 to $2,702 in quantities of 1,000.

Intel Xeon E5-1600 v3 Product Family

Intel Xeon E5-1600 v3 product family is the entry level line up for small workstations. The line up consists of six SKUs with maximum 8 cores and are designed for single CPU configurations only. The new product family supports all the new innovations as the E5-2600 v3 product family.

Model Cores Frequency TDP
E5-1620 v3 4 3.50 GHz 140 W
E5-1630 v3 4 3.70 GHz 140 W
E5-1650 v3 6 3.50 GHz 140 W
E5-1660 v3 8 3.00 GHz 140 W
E5-1680 v3 8 3.20 GHz 140 W

Intel Xeon processor E5-1600 workstations will be offered with six different parts in prices ranging from $295 to $1,723.

Intel Xeon E5-1600 v3 Die Diagram.

Intel Xeon E5-1600 v3 Die Diagram.

For more information, visit the official page.

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