We have known for a while that the Ivy Bridge-E launch will supposedly take place in a few weeks time, with information about pricing of the consumer components coming to light recently.  Despite the high cost of entry for consumers, the business aspect of these processors along the Xeon brand is arguably the more poignant and certainly the more profitable aspect of the business.  Recently CPU-World has put many of the pieces of the puzzle together, from a variety of leaks from partners, in terms of which processors are being released, their intimate details, and importantly, pricing.

To follow on the naming scheme of Sandy Bridge -> Ivy Bridge -> Haswell Xeons, these processors, destined for 2P systems, will take on the E5 26xx naming scheme with V2 on the end, with L designating low power versions.  We have the following list to browse and prepare servers for:

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

Most of these cores will feature Hyperthreading, giving between 4 and 24 threads within an 80-150W envelope.  These prices are currently listed as consumer based pre-order prices, and equate to ~12-30% more than the current Sandy Bridge-E offerings.  We expect none of these parts to be overclockable via the multiplier, following Intel's previous Xeon launches.

With any luck we should be getting a couple of Ivy Bridge-E based server motherboards in to test, along with Xeon processors.  Interestingly enough, vague rumours of a 15 core chip have not evolved into anything concrete as of yet, at least not to be released at the same time as the others.

Source: CPU-World

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  • dac7nco - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    Jesus Christ. I wonder what the 4XXX v2 are going to run.
  • DanNeely - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    Good question; OTOH the $3k 12core chip is powerful enough to replace a lot of 4 way servers with 2 way designs. It could just be Intel letting customers whose loads are dominated by CPU use not memory bandwidth step down to a significantly cooler 2 way server while protecting their profit margins.
  • KurtToni - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    Love my job, since I've been bringing in $82h… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online. (Home more information)
  • f0d - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    hopefully they will release that 12 core cpu as some kind of desktop part eventually, i would love to have a 12 core to replace my 4 core 3820 - it would help me a lot with encoding movies on handbrake
  • Zink - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    Technically your motherboard will probably be updated to support most of these CPUs, but with no competition the prices will always be through the roof.
  • Kevin G - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    They won't. The 12 core chip is a different die than the 6 core version. That 12 core chip is just too large to sell at consumer prices and be profitable at levels Intel is comfortable with. At consumer level clocks ( >3.2 ghz ) it'll likely consume too much power too.

    The only time Intel released a true server grade chip in the consumer space, the Gallatin based Pentium 4 Extreme editions was due to heavy competition from AMD with the Athlon 64. Intel still kept prices at $1000 USD.
  • ZeDestructor - Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - link

    If I had the money, I'd happily pay the 3k/CPU for a bunch of the 12-core part and use it to virtualize all my desktop crap... Hell, right now I'm starting to tinker with virtualization again (last time I did we were still at VMWare 5 or 6) thanks to Xilinx ISE flat out not working on Win8, and beyond my patince on linux...
  • josmala - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    Well high end desktops use same socket as these Xeons, also there ECC supporting xeon workstation boards for these also. So in principle you could build an a desktop around these CPU models if you have the cash. But more likely you should get an 6 or 8 core single socket version. As for these having too low clock speed for desktop use I'd say its good enough, and turbo speeds should fix remaining clockspeed problems.
  • ShieTar - Sunday, August 18, 2013 - link

    To my knowledge there are no 8 core single socket CPUs. The biggest one available not is the E5-1660, with the Ivy Bridge "v2" version being announced but unreleased.

    But yeah, I don't think that a 12-core running at 2.7 GHz can even beat a same-generation 6-core overclocked around 4.6GHz to 4.8GHz when it comes to raw performance. The only point of this high-core-count CPUs is energy-efficiency with software which is known to scale well.
  • sundevil260 - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    Mac Pro due for release in Q4 this year comes with 12 Core Xeon Processor. It supports hyper-threading and should give you 24 logical-cores/threads to play with.

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