Launch dates of Xeon processors
Last week we reported on launch dates of mobile and desktop Ivy Bridge CPUs. The most interesting new information in that report was release date of third-generation desktop Core i3 CPUs. In addition to data on upcoming consumer class processors, we also received information on Xeon E3-1200 series refresh, that will be based on Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, and approximate introduction dates of new Xeon E5 chips. Be aware that this information is about month old, and could be partially incorrect due to latest reported delays of Ivy Bridge CPUs.
VR-Zone already broke the news that Romley platform will be announced on March 6 at CeBIT show. At that day Intel will introduce C600 series "Patsburg" chipset, Xeon E5-1600 family for uniprocessor workstations, and Xeon E5-2600 series for two-way systems. Xeon E5-2600 family consists of a mix of dual-, quad-, six- and eight-core models with TDPs ranging from 60W to 150W. Intel E5-1600 series includes only quad-core and six-core SKUs with standard power requirements. Microprocessors from both families utilize socket R (socket 2011).
Xeon E3-1200 v2 CPUs will launch sometime from from April 9 to May 11. Second generation E3-1200 family will make use of Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, and, in addition to microarchitecture improvements, the family will boast faster graphics on E3-12x5 SKUs, slightly higher clock speeds, and lower TDP. If the recent report about delay of quad-core Ivy Bridge CPUs is true, Xeon E3-1200v2 could be delayed until May.
Also in the Q2, Intel will introduce Xeon E5-2400 and E5-4600 processors. These two families will launch within 4-week window starting from April 30. Xeon E5-4600 chips support 4-way processing, incorporate up to 8 cores, and require socket 2011. Xeon E5-2400 uses different socket B2 (socket 1356), and supports dual-processing. The 2400 lineup contains 9 SKUs with 4-, 6- and 8-cores, and 60 Watt - 90 Watt TDP.
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May 09, 2012: Intel to launch Xeon processors on May 14
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Feb 13, 2012: New Intel Sandy Bridge-EP CPUs spotted
Jan 17, 2012: Prices of Xeon E5-2400 CPUs
Oct 27, 2011: Prices of Xeon E5-2600-series CPUs
Oct 17, 2011: Specifications of Xeon E5-2400 series CPUs
Sep 19, 2011: Prices of Intel Xeon E5-1600 series CPUs
Aug 26, 2011: Intel to launch Xeon E5-2600 series in Q4 2011
Jul 28, 2011: Details on Intel Xeon E5-1600 series processors