More details on Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 lineup

Sometime this quarter Intel is going to launch second generation Xeon E5 processors for dual-socket systems, dubbed as E5-2600 v2. Partial specifications of these Ivy Bridge-EP based microprocessors were found in June in a CPU support list on ASRock's website. Since then some details of Xeon E5 products appeared on Mouser Electronics website, and very recently we spotted more details in PCConnection web store. Although none of these sources have complete specifications, we merged them together, and present the results below. We also confirmed the the following processors will be launched in Q3 2013: Xeon E5-2603 v2, E5-2609 v2, E5-2620 v2, E5-2630 v2, E5-2630L v2, E5-2637 v2, E5-2640 v2, E5-2643 v2, E5-2650 v2, E6-2650L v2, E5-2660 v2, E5-2667 v2, E5-2670 v2, E5-2680 v2, E5-2687W v2, E5-2690 v2, E5-2695 v2 and E5-2697 v2.

Entry-level Xeon E5-2603 v2 and E5-2609 v2 have 4 CPU cores, 10 MB of last level cache, and 80 Watt TDP. Their E5-2600 predecessors had Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technologies disabled, therefore it is possible that the 2603 v2 and 2609 v2 will also have them disabled.

Xeon E5-2620 v2 - E5-2690 v2 line of microprocessors has from 6 to 10 CPU cores, having clock speed up to 3 GHz. The parts incorporate 2.5 MB L3 cache per each core, and have TDP ranging from 80 Watt to 130 Watt.

The E5-2600 v2 lineup also has a number of premium SKUs with very high operating clock rates or extra cores. Xeon E5-2637 v2, E5-2643 v2, E5-2667 v2 and E5-2687W v2 are clocked from 3.3 to 3.5 GHz, and have 4, 6 or 8 cores. Xeon E5-2643 v2 and E5-2667 v2 have more than standard 2.5MB per core. Xeon E5-2695 v2 and E5-2697 v2 run at much lower frequencies than the E5-26x3 and E5-26x7 products, but they come with the maximum number of cores and cache, i.e. 12 CPU cores and 30 MB L3 cache. All premium Xeon CPUs have high power consumption, up to 150 Watt TDP.

Two low-power models are Xeon E5-2630L v2 and E5-2650L v2, and they have 6 and 10 cores respectively. The 2650L has 70 Watt TDP.

Pre-order prices of E5-2600 v2 processors in PCConnection store range from $230 for the 2603 v2, and up to to $2949 for the E5-2697 v2. These prices are approximately 12% - 30% higher than the official prices of Xeon E5-2600 microprocessors, that are currently in production.

All of the mentioned above CPUs are on Intel's roadmap, and they will be released this quarter. Known specifications of Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors are provided below. Be aware that some of that data came from a single unreliable source, and was not confirmed yet:

ModelCoresFrequencyL3 cacheTDPPre-order price
Xeon E5-2603 v2 4 1.8 GHz 10 MB 80 Watt $231.62
Xeon E5-2609 v2 4 2.5 GHz 10 MB 80 Watt $337.03
Xeon E5-2620 v2 6 2.1 GHz 15 MB 80 Watt $464.48
Xeon E5-2630 v2 6 2.6 GHz 15 MB 80 Watt  
Xeon E5-2630L v2 6 2.4 GHz 15 MB $701.01
Xeon E5-2637 v2 4 3.5 GHz 15 MB $1140.99
Xeon E5-2640 v2 8 2 GHz 20 MB 95 Watt $1013.54
Xeon E5-2643 v2 6 3.5 GHz 25 MB 130 Watt  
Xeon E5-2650 v2 8 2.6 GHz 20 MB 95 Watt $1335.85
Xeon E5-2650L v2 10 1.7 GHz 25 MB 70 Watt $1395.91
Xeon E5-2660 v2 10 2.2 GHz 25 MB 95 Watt $1590.78
Xeon E5-2667 v2 8 3.3 GHz 25 MB 130 Watt $2320.64
Xeon E5-2670 v2 10 2.5 GHz 25 MB 115 Watt  
Xeon E5-2680 v2 10 2.8 GHz 25 MB 115 Watt $1943.93
Xeon E5-2687W v2 8 3.4 GHz 20 MB 150 Watt $2414.35
Xeon E5-2690 v2 10 3 GHz 25 MB 130 Watt $2355.52
Xeon E5-2695 v2 12 2.4 GHz 30 MB 115 Watt $2675.39
Xeon E5-2697 v2 12 2.7 GHz 30 MB 130 Watt $2949.69

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There are 8 comments posted


2013-08-08 04:18:40
Posted by: hpvd

very good overview - especially to see the prices is interesting :-)

Is there anything available regarding boost frequencies?


2013-08-08 05:31:33
Posted by: Jane

Nice find, thanks!

The L3 cache for 2637, 2643 and 2667 are most likely inaccurate, though


2013-08-09 10:59:00
Posted by: Andreas

I agree. Apart from that, the positioning of the E5-2687W v2 with allegedly 8 cores doesn't make sense to me at all.

Neither with regards to the Xeon E5-2667 v2 which would have the same number of cores, 0.1GHz less whilst having a rather significantly lower TDP at 130W.

Nor with regards to the E5-2690 v2 which has 25% more cores, admittedly 13% less GHz but also the lower TDP of 130W.

The E5-2687W (v1) has been the 2600 'flagship' model primarily for workstations, offering higher clockrate whilst breaking the 130W TDP limit crucial to servers.

Afaik that's the main(/only?) reason why the E5-2690 (v1) is more expensive than the E5-2687W (v1) even though it has a lower clock rate.

The current alleged pricing of the E5-2687W v2 therefore doesn't make sense either - it would provide less compute power (GHz*numCores) than the E5-2690 v2 at a higher price tag and a higher TDP.

Maybe it's just wishful thinking but I'm still hoping that xxxxxx's screenshots and some SiSoft Sandra benches one can find on the web are all wrong, maybe because some early eng. samples still had 2 cores disabled or the bios didn't recognize them properly or so. Well, time will tell... ;)


2013-08-08 08:52:38
Posted by: xxxxxx

2687W V2 is an eight core with 25MB L3.


2013-08-08 08:57:36
Posted by: xxxxxx

Wikipedia "List of xeon" includes some of the turbo boost information of E5-2600 V2.


2013-08-20 10:50:51
Posted by: hpvd

great find!
But what do boost frequencies things like "4/4/4/4/4/4/4/4/5/6/7/8" mean?


2013-08-20 11:02:25
Posted by: hpvd

ok I get it. Its the turbo multiplicator. I guess 100MHz is correct?
Xeon E5-2690 v2 10core 3 GHz Boost 3/3/3/3/3/3/3/4/5/6
1 core in use: up to 3,6Ghz
2 cores in use: up to 3,5Ghz
3 cores in use: up to 3,4Ghz
4 cores and more in use: up to 3,3Ghz


2013-08-12 10:13:13
Posted by: PsyQ

2687w v2 is a 10 core (MCC) part.

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