Intel has just launched their Ivy Bridge-EX Xeon E7 V2 lineup for high-performance servers and are now aiming to prepare their next generation of Haswell-EP processors. The Haswell-EP Xeon E5 V3 processors would launch the current year featuring new enhancements and feature the 22nm Haswell microarchitecture.
Intel Next-Gen Haswell-EP Xeon E5 V3 Processor Pictured
We have some new information regarding the upcoming Haswell-EP processors straight from the folks over at ServerTheHome who managed to get their hands on the first few samples of the Xeon E5 V3 CPU. From the looks of it, Intel would be releasing a third LGA2011 socket type for compatibility with the Haswell-EP generation of chips. Currently, Intel has two LGA2011 socket types which include the original LGA2011 socket which supports Sandy Bridge-EP and Ivy Bridge-EP. The second type which is known as the Socket FCLGA2011 was released with the Ivy Bridge-EX series. The same socket type is mentioned for the Ivy Bridge-EP chips but it isn’t compatible with the Xeon E7 V2 chips.
Intel is planning to introduce their third LGA2011 socket type known as the LGA2011-3 which will debut along with the Haswell-E and Haswell-EP generation of microprocessor families. This has been known since a while and the socket change was expected considering the new features such as DDR4 memory supported by the platform. The source also managed to take some comparison pictures of the Haswell-EP processor with Ivy Bridge-EX, Ivy Bridge-EP and Sandy Bridge-EP and gathered some interesting details: