Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 presenting processors with up to 22 cores

Apr

2

2016

Intel has announced the fourth generation of its Xeon E5 2600 processors. The E5 2600 v4 series visiting 27 different models based on the Broadwell-EP architecture. The top model, the E5 2699 v4, has 22 cores.

Intel Xeon E5 v4 In February specifications were leaked to the Xeon E5 2600 processors v4 and now Intel’s new family of processors for servers officially presented shows that they were correct. The processors are baked at 14nm, while v3 models Haswell architecture have been made at 22nm.

The Xeon E5 processors are the midrange line of CPUs for servers and workstations, between E3 and E7 series in. Like the E5 2600 v3 processors have v4 models support for DDR4 memory. However, the maximum memory rate is now 2400MHz instead of 2133MHz. Compared to the previous generation of the new chips have more and more cores L3 cache. The TDP is in most cases unchanged. The new chips fit in the same socket as the v3 2011-3 series. With a bios update, it is therefore possible to provide existing servers and workstations, an upgrade to v4 generation.

Thanks to the production process has the 14nm-E5-2699 V4 that of the processor cores 22 with a surface area of 454mm². That is smaller than the Xeon E5 v3 model with cores 18, which has a surface area of ​​662mm². The new chip with cores 22 in fact has 24 cores, but there are two turned off. Each core is associated with 2.5MB L3 cache, for a total of 55MB.

Xenon E5 v4 design

As with the Haswell-EP-Xeon, Intel’s makes three configurations for which the E5 Xeon processors. In addition to the large slab which is used for the models with 16 or more cores, there is one that is of 306mm² that makes CPUs with 12 to 15 cores possible. As the largest that has this configuration, two memory controllers. The smallest of Xeons with 10 cores or less, uses a memory controller that can control up to four channels.

Anandtech notes that the chip in a review of E5 2699 v4 not always know to beat its predecessor with fewer cores. The v3 version with 18 cores has increased turbo speeds and therefore faster when the number of cores is not decisive. For virtualization purposes, the v4 with its 22 cores clearly faster.

Before the introduction of the E5 processors v4 there was a rumor that Intel would come with a quad-core version which is clocked at 5,1GHz. According to the reports concerned the E5-2602 v4 with 10MB cache and a TDP of 165W. Intel has not announced this processor, so still that rumor does not seem true.
processor Cores / Threads TDP clocking L3 cache Price
E5-2699 v4 22/44 145W 2.2GHz 55MB $ 4,115
E5-2698 v4 20/40 135W 2.2GHz 50MB $ 3,226
E5-2697A v4 16/32 145W 2.6GHz 40MB $ 2,891
E5-2697 v4 18/36 145W 2.3GHz 45MB $ 2,702
E5-2695 v4 18/36 120W 2.1GHz 45MB $ 2,424
E5-2690 v4 14/28 135W 2.6GHz 35MB $ 2,090
E5-2687W v4 12/24 160W 3.0GHz 30MB $ 2,141
E5-2683 v4 16/32 120W 2.1GHz 40MB $ 1,846
E5-2680 v4 14/28 120W 2.4GHz 35MB $ 1,745
E5-2667 v4 8/16 135W 3.2GHz 25MB $ 2,057
E5-2660 v4 14/28 105W 2.0GHz 35MB $ 1,445
E5-2650L v4 14/28 65W 1.7GHz 35MB $ 1,329
E5-2650 v4 12/24 105W 2.2GHz 30MB $ 1,166
E5-2643 v4 6/12 135W 3.4GHz 20MB $ 1,552
E5-2640 v4 10/20 90W 2.4GHz 25MB $ 939
E5-2637 v4 4/8 135W 3.5GHz 15MB $ 996
E5-2630 v4 10/20 85W 2.2GHz 25MB $ 667
E5-2630L v4 10/20 55W 1.8GHz 25MB $ 612
E5-2623 v4 4/8 85W 2.6GHz 10MB $ 444
E5-2620 v4 8/16 85W 2.1GHz 20MB $ 417
E5-2609 v4 8/8 85W 1.7GHz 20MB $ 306
E5-2603 v4 6/6 85W 1.7GHz 15MB $ 213

Intel Xeon E5 2600 v4 processors for servers and workstations, price decline thousand CPUs.
processor Cores / Threads TDP clocking L3 cache Price
E5-2658 v4 14/28 105W 2.3GHz 35MB $ 2,040
E5-2648L v4 14/28 75W 1.8GHz 35MB $ 1,544
E5-2628L v4 12/24 75W 1.9GHz 30MB $ 1,364
E5-2618L v4 10/20 75W 2.2GHz 25MB $ 779
E5-2608L v4 8/16 50W 1.6GHz 20MB $ 441

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