Intel Xeon E7 ‘Ivy Bridge-EX’ Lineup Detailed – Xeon E7-8890 V2 ‘Ivy Town’ Chip With 15 Cores and 37.5 MB LLC

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The Intel Xeon E7 ‘Ivy Bridge-EX’ processor lineup for high-performance servers has been leaked by CPUWorld. The lineup reveals that Intel is planning to launch atleast 20 new models featuring the Ivy Bridge architecture with upto 15 cores on the flagship parts.Intel Xeon E7

Intel Xeon E7 ‘Ivy Bridge-EX’ Lineup Detailed – Upto 15 Cores

Last year at IDF13, Intel launched their Xeon E5 ‘Ivy Bridge-EP’ parts enabling 2-socket platform designs in the server market. The Intel Xeon E7 processor lineup would enable 4-way and 8-way socket configuration for high performance and denser servers.

The Brickland platform as Intel names it would enable 8-socket systems and plus for workstation usage. The new Ivy Bridge-EX Processors including the Intel E7 Ivytown chip would also be able to support ECC DDR3-1600 and DDR3-2133/2400/3200 memory configurations along with a new version of Quick Path Interface upgraded to v1.1 for v1.0. The Intel Xeon E7 processor family would be enabled for 8 Socket and 8 socket plus solutions for enterprise market and would boast 15 cores with 30 threads. The Brickland platform would be based on the C600 Series chipset. The new Ivy Bridge-EX E7 family would also be able to support upto 12 TB of memory in 8S server configuration which is three times the memory capacity as last generation Westmere -EX processors.


As for specifications, the lineup is split into three tiers – Xeon E7-8800 V2/ E7-4800 V2/ E7-2800 V2. The Xeon E7-8800 V2 are the 8 socket parts consisting of eight models. This includes the flagship 15 core and 30 thread Xeon E7-8890 V2 chip codenamed ‘Ivy Town’ which features 37.5 MB L3 cache and a TDP of 155 Watts. According to the rumor mill, the flagship part could cost well over $5000 US. In an 8 Socket environment, eight of these chips would amount to 120 cores and 240 threads with a 300 MB cache shared via QPI v1.1. The frequency of the chip is toned down to 2.8 GHz but there are tons of models ranging in core configuration and clock speeds which can be found in the specification chart posted below.

The Xeon E7-2800 V2 and E7-4800 V2 have similar configured SKUs with TDPs ranging between 105 – 130 – 155W and 6/8/10/12/15 core configured models. The Xeon E7-2800 V2 models are 2 Socket compatible while the Xeon E7-4800 V2 series is 4 Socket compatible.

Intel Xeon E7 ‘Ivy Bridge-EX’ Lineup Specifications (Courtesy of CPUWorld):

Xeon E7 SKUsCores /ThreadsCore ClockL3 Cache (LLC)Memory SupportTDP
Xeon E7-2850 v212 / 242.3 GHz24 MBDDR3-1333105 Watt
Xeon E7-2870 v215 / 302.3 GHz30 MBDDR3-1600130 Watt
Xeon E7-2880 v215 / 302.5 GHz37.5 MBDDR3-1600130 Watt
Xeon E7-2890 v215 / 302.8 GHz37.5 MBDDR3-1600155 Watt
Xeon E7-4809 v26 / 121.9 GHz12 MBDDR3-1066105 Watt
Xeon E7-4820 v28 / 162 GHz16 MBDDR3-1333105 Watt
Xeon E7-4830 v210 / 202.2 GHz20 MBDDR3-1333105 Watt
Xeon E7-4850 v212 / 242.3 GHz24 MBDDR3-1333105 Watt
Xeon E7-4860 v212 / 242.6 GHz30 MBDDR3-1600130 Watt
Xeon E7-4870 v215 / 302.3 GHz30 MBDDR3-1600130 Watt
Xeon E7-4880 v215 / 302.5 GHz37.5 MBDDR3-1600130 Watt
Xeon E7-4890 v215 / 302.8 GHz37.5 MBDDR3-1600155 Watt
Xeon E7-8850 v212 / 242.3 GHz24 MB TBC105 Watt
Xeon E7-8857 v212 / 243 GHz30 MBDDR3-1333130 Watt
Xeon E7-8870 v215 / 302.3 GHz30 MB TBC130 Watt
Xeon E7-8880 v215 / 302.5 GHz37.5 MB TBC130 Watt
Xeon E7-8880L v215 / 302.2 GHz37.5 MBDDR3-1600105 Watt
Xeon E7-8890 v215 / 302.8 GHz37.5 MB TBC155 Watt
Xeon E7-8891 v210 / 203.2 GHz37.5 MBDDR3-1600155 Watt
Xeon E7-8893 v26 / 123.4 GHz37.5 MBDDR3-1600155 Watt
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