Intel Ivy Bridge-EP series is one of Intels flagship lineups and the Intel Xeon 2697 V2 is possibly the crown in the jewel; supporting 12 cores and 30MB of L3 cache. Recently pricing and benchmarks have been leaked and just as we expected the Intel Ivy Bridge-EP does not disappoint. Considering that Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E series is now a non-crippled Xeon Chip this isnt much of a surprise.
Intel Ivy Bridge-EP Prices Revealed
This pricing data shows us the complete lineup of Intel’s Ivy Bridge-EP series, starting from $230 and ending with almost $3000. This shows the complete spectrum of Intel Ivy Bridge-EP. The highest end is Intel's Xeon E5 2697 V2 with 12 cores and 130 Watt Tdp while the lower spectrum starts with Xeon E5-2603 with just 80 Watt TDP and 10 MB L3 Cache.
|Model||Cores||Frequency||L3 Cache||TDP||Pre-order Price|
|Xeon E5-2603 V2||4||1.8 GHz||10 MB||80 Watt||$231.62|
|Xeon E5-2608 V2||4||2.5 GHz||10 MB||80 Watt||$337.03|
|Xeon E5-2620 V2||6||2.1 GHz||15 MB||80 Watt||$464.48|
|Xeon E5-2630 V2||6||2.6 GHz||15 MB||80 Watt||N/A|
|Xeon E5-2630L V2||6||2.4 GHz||15 MB||N/A||$701.01|
|Xeon E5-2637 V2||4||3.5 GHz||15 MB||N/A||$1140.99|
|Xeon E5-2640 V2||8||2 GHz||20 MB||95 Watt||$1013.54|
|Xeon E5-2643 V2||6||3.5 GHz||25 MB||130 Watt||N/A|
|Xeon E5-2650 V2||8||2.6 GHz||20 MB||95 Watt||$1335.85|
|Xeon E5-2650L V2||10||1.7 GHz||25 MB||70 Watt||$1395.91|
|Xeon E5-2660 V2||10||2.2 GHz||25 MB||95 Watt||$1590.78|
|Xeon E5-2667 V2||8||3.3 GHz||25 MB||130 Watt||$2320.64|
|Xeon E5-2670 V2||10||2.5 GHz||25 MB||115 Watt||N/A|
|Xeon E5-2680 V2||10||2.8 GHz||25 MB||115 Watt||$1943.93|
|Xeon E5-2687W V2||8||3.4 GHz||20 MB||150 Watt||$2414.35|
|Xeon E5-2690 V2||10||3 GHz||25 MB||130 Watt||$2355.52|
|Xeon E5-2695 V2||12||2.4 GHz||30 MB||115 Watt||$2675.39|
|Xeon E5-2697 V2||12||2.7 GHz||30 MB||130 Watt||$2949.69|
Intel Ivy Bridge-EP Xeon 2697 V2 Benchmarks.
Tom’s Hardware puts the Intel Ivy Bridge-EP Xeon 2697 V2 to the test against Sandy Bridge-EP, Ivy Bridge-E, Haswell, Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge-E, AMD Vishera and Trinity processor. The Intel Ivy Bridge-EP performs marvelously at some tasks while it is only just ahead in others. The reason is reasonably simple to guess at, the non EP processors are well optimized to the task of gaming so are able to catchup in the Benches concerning the same, however the Intel Ivy Bridge-EP series is optimized for everything, mostly HPC and Computation Tasks. The Intel Ivy Bridge-EP Xeon 2697 V2 also offers unbelievable power efficency.
For the rest of the performance of the Intel Ivy Bridge-EP Xeon 2697 V2, let the benchmarks speak for themselves: