Intel’s Haswell-EP line up is eagerly awaited by many programmers and its about time that we see some performance numbers. Unfortunately, we do not have any benchmarks to present but lets give you guys a little teaser of the flagship Xeon E5-2699 v3 being tested. The 18 core beast is scheduled to debut in September this year packing a lot of horse power and dual-CPU configuration support. The processor is expected to be priced at €3029.00 or $4000.
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 features 45 MB L3 Cache
Earlier we reported on the basic specifications of the processor along with its expected price. Xeon E5-2699 v3 features 18 cores with 36 threads clocked at 2.3 GHz. It comes with a minimum CPU clock speed of 1.2 GHz in idle state and supports Intel’s Hyper Threading as well as Intel’s VT-x technologies.
Along with having the most cores compared to any CPU available in the market, Xeon E5-2699 v3 features 45 MB L3 cache with a staggering 145 W TDP. The CPU is not backward compatible with LGA 2011 socket so it requires a motherboard with Intel’s C601 chipset and LGA 2011-3 socket.
As you can see in the screenshot above, our source has already set-up his test bench to benchmark the processor and put it through its paces in various compute world softwares. Other CPUs in the Haswell-EP E5-2600 v3 line up consist of 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 and 6 cores respectively.The odd one out in the series is the Xeon E5-2687W v3 which features 10 cores and 20 threads clocked at 3.10 GHz. While having the highest CPU base frequency in the series, it also takes the crown of the highest TDP of 160 W.
Xeon E5-2687W v3 is priced almost half compared to the flagship Xeon E5-2699 v3 but turns out to be the most attractive one. Users on various forums believe that 10 cores at 3.10 GHz will perform better than 18 cores at 2.30 GHz. Well, only time will tell which turns out to be the king but we do know that Xeon E5-2699 v3 will remain ahead of its game.