Today Intel announced the next generation of their x86 CPU, the Xeon E5-2600 v3. The specific CPU models being offered vary by server vendor, so here’s a summary of what the new CPU will provide.
Summary of the Intel E5-2600 v3 CPU:
- Increase in CPU Cores – up to 18 cores with additional offerings of 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6 and 4 cores.
- Increase in Shared Cache – up to 45MB of Lower Level (LL) Cache
- Increase in QPI Speed – up to 9.6GT/s
- New DDR4 Memory – 4 x DDR4 channels supporting 32GB DIMMs (64GB in future); max of 2133 MHz
For more details on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3, check out this great write up on TomsITPro.com
Kevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BladesMadeSimple.com. He has over 17 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace. Since 1997 Kevin has worked at several resellers in the Atlanta area, and has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware and Citrix virtualization. Kevin works for Dell as a Server Sales Engineer covering the Global Enterprise market.
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