Intel’s Xeon E5 specs and pricing released

Oct 28, 2011
Intel’s Xeon E5 specs and pricing released

Intel is expected to launch two new Xeon E5 subfamilies of processors in early 2012 with the E5-1600 and the E5-2600, the latter of which already has its specs and pricing leaked. CPU-World published a list showing the details on every E5-2600 model, revealing what specs we might expect to find with upcoming systems, such as Apple's early 2012 Mac Pros.

Starting form the bottom of the series is a quad-core 1.8Ghz Xeon with 10MB of level 3 cache and no Hyperthreading at a $202 bulk price point. At the high-end, it offers 1.8GHz to 3.1GHz eight-core processors with Hyperthreading, and 20MB of cache, 70W to 150W power use for a price ranging from $1,106 to $2,057. This series has only one dual-core chip with the E5-2643 that's clocked at 3.3GHz and sports 5MB of level 3 cache, Hyperthreading, and 80W power usage, but is priced at $884.

This new lineup could boost the number of cores on systems across the board, especially on Apple's next-gen Mac Pros, which are expected to get refreshed in early 2012. The lower end dual-core model would certainly benefit from the new series, such as with the E5-2620, which would boost it up to 6 cores while maintaining about the same pricing. The lower-end single-core Mac Pro models may use Intel's E5-1600 series processors that's also scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2012.

[via MacRumors]

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