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Sandy Bridge-E: 17 New Xeon CPUs for Q4

Later this year, Intel will launch the Romley-EP dual-socket platform, comprised of 17 different E5-2600 models. The E5-2600 line-up will consist of 2, 4, 6 and 8 cores, operating at frequencies up to 3.3 GHz, and featuring up to 20 MB of L3 cache. They will be supported on the LGA 2011 socket.

Xeon E5-2600 series is going to have eight 8 cores (16 threads) with 20 MB of L3 cache. In this processor family are the Xeon E5-2650, E5-2650L, E5-2660, E5-2665, E5-2670, E5-2680, E5-2687W and E5-2690. The fastest 8-core Xeon, the E5-2687W, is clocked at 3.1 GHz with a 150 W TDP.

There will be five 6-core (12 threads) chips with 15 MB of L3 cache: the Xeon E5-2620, E5-2630, E5-2630L, E5-2640 and E5-2667. These chips will run at frequencies ranging from 2 GHz to 2.9 GHz.

There will be three 4-core chips with 10 MB of L3 cache. The processors are Xeon E5-2643, E5-2603 and E5-2609. The E5-2643 has the highest core frequency of 3.3 GHz in the whole line-up and will have Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost.

The two entry-level Xeons, E5-2603 and E5-2609, on the other hand, do not support Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technologies. The 2603 and 2609 chips are clocked at 1.8 GHz and 2.4 GHz, have a TDP of 80 Watt and have a maximum supported DDR3 memory data rate of 1066 MHz.

Xeon E5-2637 is a dual-core CPU with 3 GHz clock speed, 5 MB L3 cache, and 80 Watt TDP.

Specifications of all upcoming E5-2600 processors are provided in the table below: 

ModelCoresThreadsFrequencyL3 cacheDDR3 supportTDP
Xeon E5-2603441.8 GHz10 MBDDR3-106680 Watt
Xeon E5-2609442.4 GHz10 MBDDR3-106680 Watt
Xeon E5-26206122 GHz15 MBDDR3-133395 Watt
Xeon E5-26306122.3 GHz15 MBDDR3-133395 Watt
Xeon E5-2630L6122 GHz15 MBDDR3-133360 Watt
Xeon E5-2637243 GHz5 MBDDR3-160080 Watt
Xeon E5-26406122.5 GHz15 MBDDR3-133395 Watt
Xeon E5-2643483.3 GHz10 MBDDR3-1600130 Watt
Xeon E5-26508162 GHz20 MBDDR3-160095 Watt
Xeon E5-2650L8161.8 GHz20 MBDDR3-160070 Watt
Xeon E5-26608162.2 GHz20 MBDDR3-160095 Watt
Xeon E5-26658162.4 GHz20 MBDDR3-1600115 Watt
Xeon E5-26676122.9 GHz15 MBDDR3-1600130 Watt
Xeon E5-26708162.6 GHz20 MBDDR3-1600115 Watt
Xeon E5-26808162.7 GHz20 MBDDR3-1600130 Watt
Xeon E5-2687W8163.1 GHz20 MBDDR3-1600150 Watt
Xeon E5-26908162.9 GHz20 MBDDR3-1600135 Watt
  • sseyler
    Damn, that's a lot of cache.
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  • subasteve5800
    Is anyone else slightly puzzled why the E5-2690 is slower than the E5-2687W? Wouldn't it have made more sense to switch the names?
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  • dragonsqrrl
    These processors are going to offer absolutely beastly performance, especially in dual processor configurations. Imagine a tweaked Sandy Bridge architecture, coupled with much more L3 cache, a quad channel memory controller, 40 on die PCIe 3.0 lanes, with 8-cores/16-threads. I can't wait to see the benchmarks later this year, this is going to be epic.
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  • Eman25th
    subasteve5800Is anyone else slightly puzzled why the E5-2690 is slower than the E5-2687W? Wouldn't it have made more sense to switch the names? yeah i was thinking the same thing, probably could just buy the faster one and underclock it for the power saving >.>
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  • silverblue
    150W?

    Having said that, 20MB of L3 is astounding.

    Notice this announcement only a short time before Bulldozer is due to arrive (maybe)?
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  • jprahman
    Has anyone else noticed theE-2687W with it's 150W TDP?! I mean 20MB L3, 8 Physical and 16 Logical cores, all running at 3.1GHz, I can't imagine that it'll be cheap. I have to admin I agree with ssleyler, I'm somewhat surprised with the extremely large amounts of L3 cache that these chips have. I've heard that with Nahelem Intel engineers used 2MB of L3 per core as a rule of thumb as they believed that it was the optimal amount for best performance, looks like they've decided to go a little above that 2MB/Core figure for Sandy-Bridge-E.
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  • gmp23
    I would feel like a dope for upgrading to the i7 2600k a week ago, but the price tag on these babies is going to be ridiculous.
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  • amk09
    gmp23I would feel like a dope for upgrading to the i7 2600k a week ago, but the price tag on these babies is going to be ridiculous.
    the 2600k will be a top-tier CPU capable of pretty much anything for years to come, you shouldn't feel like a dope at all :)

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  • greliu
    These seem like they would be ridiculous lol, but so will the price... I think.
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  • halcyon
    I look forward to seeing a Mac Pro with 2x8-core CPUs. The virtual networking I could do would be a lot of fun.
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