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Intel Xeon CPU: E5-2600 V4 Family Server Processors

Intel Xeon CPU: E5-2600 V4 Family Server Processors

Intel Xeon CPU E5-2600 V4 Family Server Processors. The differences between the various models are outlined in the below table, but can be simply summed up as, more cores and faster / improved memory compatibility for the same power consumption.

Intel Xeon CPU: E5-2600 V4 Family Server Processors

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About the Intel Xeon CPU E5-2600 v4

The E5-2600 v4 series of processors from Intel is undergoing final validation testing in the HEP8225 and availability is expected soon.  The E5-2600 v4 series comprise a tick in Intel’s Tick-Tock approach to processor evolution.  This tick takes the form of a process shrink, in this case, from 22 nanometers in the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (Haswell) family to 14 nanometers in the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 (Broadwell) family.  A process shrink allows for less power leakage in the chip, making the processor more efficient per watt of power consumed.  The benefits are twofold: less power consumption and more effective processing power.

Apples-to-apples performance comparisons of our most popular Haswell SKU, the E5-2680 v3, against the new Broadwell E5-2680 v4 show a 24% performance increase among key processor arithmetic performance metrics.  This is an impressive performance increase and it will be available in forthcoming HEP8225 configurations.

Additionally, because both processors utilize the LGA2011v3 socket, they are a drop-in replacement for HEP8225 SHBs already deployed in the field.  This allows deployments to have their useful lives extended by a significant margin, without costly investments in new host boards.

The full benchmark suite detailing the performance of the new E5-2600 v4 family of processors and an apples-to-apples comparison suite of the E5-2680 v3 and the E5-2680 v4 processors is available for download in PDF format.  Of particular note is the impressive performance of the new E5-2695 v4 SKU which boasts 45MB of cache and 16 execution cores operating at 2.15 GHz.