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:
|Model||Cores||Frequency||L3 cache||TDP||Pre-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|