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
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  • sseyler
    Damn, that's a lot of cache.
  • 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?
  • 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.