Intel Ivy Bridge-EP “Xeon E5-2692 V2” Processor Pictured – Features 12 Cores, 30 MB L3 Cache

Hassan Mujtaba

Intel's upcoming Xeon E5-2692 V2 processors which falls within the Ivy Bridge-EP processors for workstation and server usage has been pictured. The Xeon E5-2692 would be one of the latest offerings from Intel in its Ivy Bridge EP line of processors that arrive in Q3 2013.

Intel Ivy Bridge-EP "Xeon E5-2692 V2" Processors Pictured

The Ivy Bridge-EP "Xeon E5-2692 V2" that was pictured is not an engineering sample but a proper retail model which shows that mass productions of the chips have already been initiated showing that the chips might launch sooner. The Xeon E5-2692 V2 processor is built on the latest 22nm Ivy Bridge architecture making use of Tri-gate transistors. The processor features 12 cores, 24 threads and a massive 30 MB of L3 cache. The core clock is set at 2.2 GHz while TDP remains at 100W. For comparison, the flagship Xeon E5-2697 V2 has a 2.7 GHz clock with TDP of 130W Xeon E5-2695 V2 would feature a 115W TDP and a core clock of 2.4 GHz.

The Ivy Bridge-EP processor looks exactly the same as the one listed on Ebay months ago, the only difference is the new IHS on top of the die which has gotten larger than the sample.

The Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2 family would be enabled for 2 socket operations and feature upto 12 cores, 24 thread, 30 MB of L3 cache and quad-channel DDR3-1866 server memory support per socket. The faster clocked models would end up with a TDP of 130 – 115 W while the 10 core parts would carry a TDP of 70W. All chips would be compatible with the C600 series chipset on LGA 2011 socketed workstation boards.

Intel Xeon

In Q4 2013, between October and November, Intel is planning to unveil their 4 socket enabled Ivy Bridge-EN parts based around the Xeon E5-4600 V2 family. Specifications wise the Intel Xeon E5-4600 V2 are similar to the Ivy Bridge-EP parts but offer 4 socket operations over them. Clock speeds would range around the 3 GHz mark.

Intel is also preparing to replace their Westmere EX family with Ivy Bridge-EX in Q1 2014. The new Intel Xeon E7 8800/4800/2800 v2 family would fall under the high-end enterprise level Brickland platform that spans three generations of CPU architectures including Haswell-EX and Broadwell-EX as detailed here. The Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2 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 EX Processors would also be able to support ECC DDR3-1600 and DDR4-2133/2400/3200 memory configurations along with a new version of Quick Path Interface upgraded to v1.1 for v1.0. More details on the enterprise Xeon Processors can be found here.

Intel is also planning to release their HEDT Ivy Bridge-E platform in the second week of September which can be seen here.

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