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Intel's Xeon E5-Series Line-Up Expands; Gets Explained

Intel's Xeon E5-Series Line-Up Expands; Gets Explained
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Now that Intel has launched more than 30 Xeon E5-series CPUs, we felt it necessary to revisit the product family and help you sort out the company's nomenclature. We're even taking the opportunity to list out all of the specifications in one place!

Intel's Xeon E5 Family, Explained

We got an early look at Intel's latest business-class processors with Intel Xeon E5-2600: Doing Damage With Two Eight-Core CPUs. However, that piece only covered one SKU (the workstation-oriented E5-2687W) in a very crowded line-up of dual-socket-capable chips.

Recently, the company expanded the dual-socket segment to include more entry-level models (the Xeon E5-2400s) and added a number of four-socket-capable processors (the Xeon E5-4600s).

The following list comes from our E5-2600 story and covers all 17 of those models.


Cores/Threads
Cache
TDP
QPI
Memory Support
Advanced
Xeon E5-2690
8/16
20 MB
135 W
8 GT/s
DDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2680
8/1620 MB130 W
8 GT/sDDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2670
8/1620 MB115 W
8 GT/sDDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2665
8/1620 MB115 W
8 GT/sDDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2660
8/1620 MB95 W
8 GT/sDDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2650
8/1620 MB95 W
8 GT/sDDR3-1600
Standard
Xeon E5-2640
6/12
15 MB
95 W
7.2 GT/s
DDR3-1333
Xeon E5-2630
6/1215 MB
95 W7.2 GT/sDDR3-1333
Xeon E5-2620
6/1215 MB
95 W7.2 GT/sDDR3-1333
Basic
Xeon E5-2609
4/4
10 MB
80 W
6.4 GT/s
DDR3-1066
Xeon E5-2603
4/4
10 MB
80 W
6.4 GT/s
DDR3-1066
Additional LGA 2011 SKUs
Xeon E5-2687W
8/16
20 MB
150 W
8 GT/s
DDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2667
6/12
15 MB
130 W
7.2 GT/s
DDR3-1333
Xeon E5-2643
4/8
10 MB
130 W
6.4 GT/s
DDR3-1066
Xeon E5-2637
2/4
5 MB
80 W


Low Power
Xeon E5-2650L
8/16
20 MB
70 W
8 GT/s
DDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2630L
6/12
15 MB
60 W
7.2 GT/s
DDR3-1333


In addition, there are now eight Xeon E5-4600 CPU models and nine Xeon E5-2400-series processors. The more detailed breakdown of those goes as follows:


Cores/Threads
Base Clock
Cache
TDP
QPI
Memory Support
Xeon E5-2400
Xeon E5-2470
8/16
2.3 GHz
20 MB
95 W
8 GT/s
DDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2450L
8/161.8 GHz
20 MB70 W
8 GT/sDDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2450
8/162.1 GHz
20 MB95 W
8 GT/sDDR3-1600
Xeon E5-2440
6/122.4 GHz
15 MB95 W
7.2 GT/sDDR3-1333
Xeon E5-2430L
6/122 GHz
15 MB60 W
7.2 GT/sDDR3-1333
Xeon E5-2430
6/122.2 GHz
15 MB95 W
7.2 GT/sDDR3-1333
Xeon E5-2420
6/12
1.9 GHz
15 MB
95 W
7.2 GT/s
DDR3-1333
Xeon E5-2407
4/42.2 GHz
10 MB
80 W6.4 GT/sDDR3-1066
Xeon E5-2403
4/41.8 GHz
10 MB
80 W6.4 GT/sDDR3-1066
Xeon E5-4600
Xeon E5-4650L
8/16
2.6 GHz
20 MB
115 W
8 GT/s
DDR3-1600
Xeon E5-4650
8/16
2.7 GHz
20 MB
130 W
8 GT/s
DDR3-1600
Xeon E5-4640
8/16
2.4 GHz
20 MB
95 W
8 GT/s
DDR3-1600
Xeon E5-4620
8/16
2.2 GHz
16 MB
95 W
7.2 GT/s
DDR3-1333
Xeon E5-4617
6/6
2.9 GHz
15 MB
130 W
7.2 GT/s
DDR3-1333
Xeon E5-4610
6/12
2.4 GHz
15 MB
95 W
7.2 GT/s
DDR3-1333
Xeon E5-4607
6/12
2.2 GHz
12 MB
95 W
6.4 GT/s
DDR3-1333
Xeon E5-4603
4/8
2 GHz
10 MB
95 W
6.4 GT/s
DDR3-1066
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    RazorBurn , June 25, 2012 4:17 AM
    Would love to see Toms review one of the Quad Socket Xeon E5-4600..!!
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    amuffin , June 25, 2012 5:15 AM
    Great price/performance, especially with dual socket boards. The quad core ones are around the 300 dollar range too!
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    mayankleoboy1 , June 25, 2012 6:39 AM
    prettier than the previous videos
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    juan83 , June 25, 2012 11:23 AM
    If I just could have that girl.. oh.. yes! and one of those Xeons too :p 
  • 0 Hide
    Anonymous , June 25, 2012 8:10 PM
    I think clockspeed is a rather odd omission from that top table, are we just supposed to trust that the bigger model numbers with bigger TDPs are faster?
  • 0 Hide
    A Bad Day , June 25, 2012 10:43 PM
    I wonder what are their price?
  • 0 Hide
    ashinms , June 26, 2012 2:04 AM
    Wanna see some E7s. Quad socket 10 core procs FTW!
  • 0 Hide
    ta152h , June 26, 2012 11:49 PM
    Kudos to the girl, she went from poor to mediocre. A big improvement in her presentation.

    I'm wondering if Intel included too many models. It's a bit crowded, and could easily confuse people looking into these products and cause analysis paralysis.

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    bit_user , June 27, 2012 5:49 AM
    Hey, where in the charts are the E5-16xx models?

    How about some clock speeds?

    And no mention of DDIO and other E5 Xeon-specific features?
  • 0 Hide
    bit_user , June 27, 2012 5:54 AM
    A Bad DayI wonder what are their price?

    To darn high, for the most part.

    You can find them here:
  • 0 Hide
    bit_user , June 27, 2012 5:55 AM
    Eek! Where did my URL go?

    Maybe plain text will work:

    http://ark.intel.com/products/family/59138
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    K2N hater , June 27, 2012 4:14 PM
    RazorBurnWould love to see Toms review one of the Quad Socket Xeon E5-4600..!!

    ...and an Eurocom Panther 4.0
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    BlizzardGamer , July 8, 2012 10:31 PM
    And can we get benchmarks how these do on gaming? And also windows 7 and 8 performance comparsion.
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    ezareth , August 8, 2012 9:27 PM
    This is incorrect:
    Xeon E5-2643 4/8 10 MB 130 W 6.4 GT/s DDR3-1066

    The E5-2643 is 8.0 GT/s and DDR3-1600