Intel Xeon 2013-2014 Processors Detailed – Xeon E5-2600/4600 V2 To Sport 12 Cores, Xeon E7 With 15 Cores

Apr 10, 2013

Intel Xeon Processors

It has been a long time since Intel updated their Xeon line of processors but starting from Q3 2013, we would finally be looking at new Intel Xeon E5 and E7 families in the workstation and enterprisesectors as detail by VR-Zone. The launch shedules for Intel’s upcoming desktop, mobile and server processors was also leaked a few days ago which can be seen here.

Intel Xeon E5-2600/4600 V2 and E7-8800 V2 Processors Detailed

In Q3 2013 (July/August), Intel would launch their Grantely platform which would consist of the Ivy Bridge-EP based Xeon E5-2600 V2 lineup. 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.


New Xeon Phi 7120P/7120X Co-Processors From Intel

Intel is also planning to refresh their Xeon Phi family of Co-processors and would release two new SKUs based around the new stepping. Each model is similar in specs except that the 7120X comes without any cooling while the 7120P features a passive cooled design. Both models come with 1.238 GHz with the same 61 cores and 31 MB cache and have a 1.2 TFlops of double precision performance at hand. They sport a 8 GB memory that operates along a 512-bit interface and runs at 5500 MHz effective speed. TDP’s for both parts are rated 300W.

Additionally, Intel would update their Xeon E3-1200 family with the new Haswell V3 processors in June, more on those here.

Model Cores /
CPU clock max. Turbo
(all cores / 1 core)
L3 cache Graphics TDP
E3 1285 v3 4/8 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz / 4.0 GHz 8 MB GT2 84 W
E3 1285 L v3 4/8 3.1 GHz 3.5 GHz / 3.9 GHz 8 MB GT2 65 W
E3 1280 v3 4/8 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz / 4.0 GHz 8 MB 82 W
E3-1275 v3 4/8 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz / 3.9 GHz 8 MB GT2 84 W
E3 1270 v3 4/8 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz / 3.9 GHz 8 MB 80 W
E3-1265 L v3 4/8 2.5 GHz 3.1 GHz / 3.7 GHz 8 MB GT1 45 W
E3 1245 v3 4/8 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz / 3.8 GHz 8 MB GT2 84 W
E3 1240 v3 4/8 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz / 3.8 GHz 8 MB 80 W
E3 1230 v3 4/8 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz / 3.7 GHz 8 MB 80 W
E3 1230 L v3 2 / 4 1.8GHz 2.3 GHz / 2.8 GHz 8 MB 25 W
E3 1225 v3 4/4 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz / 3.6 GHz 8 MB GT2 84 W
E3 1220 v3 4/4 3.1 GHz 3.3 GHz / 3.5 GHz 8 MB 80 W
E3-1220 L v3 2 / 4 1.6 GHz 1.9 GHz / 2.3 GHz 4 MB 16 W