Detailed side-by-side comparison
Historical price chart
The chart below shows official prices of Intel Xeon X5680 and X5690 processors:
Q: Can I upgrade my X5690 microprocessor?
A: Probably yes. Processor compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.
Xeon X5690 Overclocking
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Intel discontinues E3-1200 and 5600 series Xeon CPUs
Jun 09, 2013
: Intel this week published a few Product Change Notifications
(PCNs), informing customers about upcoming discontinuation of Xeon
5600 series and E3-1200 series microprocessors. Additionally, the
company is going to retire two mobile parts from Core i5 family. The
last order date for all CPUs is December 27, 2013.
Intel launches Xeon 5600 series and Core i7-990X CPUs
Feb 14, 2011
: One week ago we published a story regarding refresh of
quad-core and six-core Xeon microprocessors from 5600 series, coming
on February 14. As expected, today Intel updated Xeon 5600 family with
9 new microprocessors, and introduced non-embedded version of Xeon E5645.
Also today, Intel launched Core i7-990X, new flagship CPU with
unlocked clock multiplier for computer enthusiasts, and Xeon W3690 for
Intel Xeon 5600 refresh is scheduled for February 14
Feb 07, 2011
: With the upcoming releases of Intel Xeon E3 family on February 20,
and Xeon E7 CPUs in the next quarter, Intel is going to improve
performance of their uni-processor and multi-processor segments of the
server market. Mid-class processors for 2-socket servers, which are
currently represented by Xeon 5600 family, are going to be replaced by
Xeon E5 series only in the forth quarter of this year. The E5 CPUs
from E5-2600 series will be coupled with C600 chipset, and they will be
compatible with socket R. Before E5 microprocessors are launched, we
will see at least one refresh of the Xeon 5600 series. In fact, this
refresh will happen in a week, on February 14.
EUROCOM adds Xeon X5690 to Panther mobile server, then delays it
Nov 01, 2010
: Approximately a week ago many hardware sites reported availability
of not-yet released Intel Xeon X5690 microprocessor in the D900F
Panther mobile server from EUROCOM. The availability of upcoming Xeon
was short-lived, and, after a few days, the Xeon X5690 was taken down
from the list of configurable processors.
Xeon X5675 and X5690 specifications
Aug 17, 2010
: As we already reported one month ago,
next year Intel plans to add 10 new models to 5600-series Xeon
family. We previously published S-Spec and part numbers for Xeon E5603,
E5606, E5607 and E5649 microprocessors. Today, we discovered S-spec
and part numbers for two more Xeon CPUs - X5675 and X5690.
New Xeon 5600-series microprocessors coming in February 2011
Jul 17, 2010
: Three weeks ago CRN
reported about new Xeon 5600-series microprocessors coming in the
February of next year. Yesterday Intel posted part numbers and S-Spec
numbers for some of the upcoming models.