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Intel Xeon E5-2690 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentServer
FamilyIntel Xeon E5-2600
Model number  ? E5-2690
CPU part numbers
  • CM8062101122501 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • BX80621E52690 is a boxed microprocessor
Frequency  ? 2900 MHz
Turbo frequency3800 MHz (1 core)
3600 MHz (2 or 3 cores)
3400 MHz (4 or 5 cores)
3300 MHz (6 or more cores)
Bus speed  ? 8 GT/s QPI (4000 MHz)
5 GT/s DMI
Clock multiplier  ? 29
Package2011-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array
SocketSocket 2011 / LGA2011
Size2.07" x 1.77" / 5.25cm x 4.5cm
Introduction dateMarch 6, 2012
Price at introduction$2057 (OEM)
$2061 (box)
S-spec numbers
  ES/QS processors Production processors
Part number QB7S QBFB QBVD SR0HA SR0L0
BX80621E52690    +
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureSandy Bridge
Processor core  ? Sandy Bridge-EP
Core steppings  ? C1 (QBFB, SR0HA)
C2 (QBVD, SR0L0)
206D7 (QBVD, SR0L0)
Manufacturing process0.032 micron Hi-K metal gate process
Data width64 bit
The number of cores8
The number of threads16
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 8 x 32 KB instruction caches
8 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 8 x 256 KB
Level 3 cache size20 MB
Physical memory384 GB (per CPU)
MultiprocessingUp to 2 processors
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64  ? 
  • NX / XD / Execute disable bit  ? 
  • HT / Hyper-Threading technology  ? 
  • VT-x / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • VT-d / Virtualization for directed I/O
  • TBT 2.0 / Turbo Boost technology 2.0  ? 
  • TXT / Trusted Execution technology
Low power featuresEnhanced SpeedStep technology  ? 
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphicsNone
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 4
    Supported memory: DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
    DIMMs per channel: 3
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 51.2
    ECC supported: Yes
Other peripherals
  • Direct Media Interface 2.0
  • Quick Path Interconnect (2 links)
  • PCI Express 3.0 interface
Electrical / Thermal parameters
V core  ? 0.6V - 1.35V
Maximum operating temperature  ? 88.2°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 135 Watt
Notes on Intel Xeon E5-2690
  • VT-d virtualization and Trusted Execution Technology are not supported on processors with C0 and C1 core steppings
  • The processor has the following security, data protection and/or software features: Intel vPro technology.

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Related news stories

Intel rolls out Xeon E5-1600 and E5-2600 CPUs
Mar 07, 2012: Intel yesterday introduced Romley server platform for single- and dual-socket workstations and servers. The platform is going to replace Tylersburg platform with Xeon 5600 series processors, that were on the market since March 2010. Yesterday's launch included C600 series "Patsburg" chipset, and Xeon E5-1600 or E5-2600 chips, based on "Sandy Bridge-EP" core, and utilizing socket R (socket 2011). More Xeon E5 microprocessors are expected in the second quarter, when the Romley platform will be expanded with E5-2400 and E5-4600 CPUs.

Intel Xeon E5 CPUs surfaced on Intel website
Jan 07, 2012: Forthcoming Intel Xeon E5 family will be separated into 4 subfamilies, based on intended market. Xeon E5-4600 will support up to 4-way servers, E5-2400 and E5-2600 will target 2-way servers and workstations, and E5-1600 series will work in uni-processor systems. In the past months we reported on details of E5-1600, E5-2400 and E5-2400 families, whereas model lineup of E5-4600 family was not known up to this moment. Today Intel added Xeon E5 box part numbers and S-spec numbers to Material Declaration Data Sheets (MDDS) database. This addition confirmed processor numbers of one- and two-way Xeon E5 chips, and revealed E5-4600 processor numbers.

Westmere-EP vs Sandy Bridge-EP Performance Preview
Dec 22, 2011: Over the next few months, Intel will be releasing several server and workstation class processors based on Sandy Bridge. Entry level workstation offerings include E3-1200 v2 and E5-1600, both reliable alternatives to regular desktop offerings. Dual socket processors include the E5-2400 series and the higher performing E5-2600. Finally, we have the quad socket E5-4600 series. We have now seen some initial performance comparisons between Sandy Bridge-EP and Westmere-EP.

Prices of Xeon E5-2600-series CPUs
Oct 27, 2011: In the first half of 2012 Intel will introduce Xeon E5 server chips for single-, dual-core and quad-processor servers. The first two E5 families, coming in Q1 2012, are E5-1600 and E5-2600 series for socket 2011 platform. We already published CPU line-ups for both E5 subfamilies, and we reported on Xeon E5-1600 launch prices. We also recently learned about Xeon E5-2600 prices.

Launch schedule of Intel Xeon E5 microprocessors
Oct 10, 2011: Last week there were plenty of news stories regarding soon to be released AMD server microprocessors, built on "Bulldozer" micro-architecture. As you may know, Intel also planned to introduce new server processors, branded as Xeon E5, in the fourth quarter. In September, during Intel Developer Forum event in San Francisco, new information came to light implying that Xeon E5 launch is postponed until the first quarter 2012.

Intel to launch Xeon E5-2600 series in Q4 2011
Aug 26, 2011: In July we disclosed details of Xeon E5-1600 family of server-class microprocessors, designed for one-way servers and high-performance workstations. Processors from this family are part of Romley-WS platform, which is coming in the next quarter. The CPUs are based on 32nm Sandy Bridge-EP core, and they utilize socket R (socket 2011). Also in the 4th quarter, Intel will launch Romley-EP dual-socket platform, consisting of 17 different E5-2600 models and C600-series chipset.

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CPU Family:Xeon
Processor Number:E5-2690
Frequency:2900 MHz
Part number:
S-Spec Number:
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General information
Processor name (BIOS): Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2690 0 @ 2.90GHz
Logical processors:16
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
CPUID signature:206D6
Family: 6 (06h)
Model:45 (02Dh)
Stepping: 6 (06h)
TLB/Cache details:64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 8 x 32 KB 8 x 32 KB 8 x 256 KB 20 MB
Associativity: 8-way set
8-way set
8-way set
20-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Comments: Direct-mapped Direct-mapped Non-inclusive
Shared between all cores
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
  XSETBV/XGETBV are enabled
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 36-bit page-size extensions
NX bit/XD-bit 64-bit debug store
Hyper-Threading Technology Advanced programmable interrupt controller
Intel Virtualization CPL qualified debug store
Intel Trusted Execution technology Debug store
Turbo Boost Debugging extensions
Enhanced SpeedStep Digital Thermal Sensor capability
  Direct Cache access
  Extended xAPIC support
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Model-specific registers
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Pending break enable
  Perfmon and Debug capability
  Physical address extensions
  Power Limit Notification capability
  Process context identifiers
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Thermal monitor
  Thermal monitor 2
  Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities
  Time stamp counter
  Timestamp counter deadline
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  xTPR Update Control

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   Xeon E5-46508 / 162.7 GHz3.3 GHz20 MB4130WHT$3616>
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