Intel Announces the Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPU

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:

  1. Increase in CPU Cores – up to 18 cores with additional offerings of 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6 and 4 cores.
  2. Increase in Shared Cache – up to 45MB of Lower Level (LL) Cache
  3. Increase in QPI Speed – up to 9.6GT/s
  4. New DDR4 Memory – 4 x DDR4 channels supporting 32GB DIMMs (64GB in future); max of 2133 MHz

Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPU Overview













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