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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  • toyotabedzrock - Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - link

    I am still waiting on the 8 core Intel promised 5 or 6 years ago for desktop.
  • jameskatt - Friday, August 16, 2013 - link

    I will get my Xeon E5-2697 V2 12-core Desktop soon. It will be called the MacPro 2013.
    With Apple's ability to sell mass quantities, Apple will be able to get a huge discount on these processors. So I expect the price - including 7,000 worth of AMD GPU - to be less than 5,000.
  • ImSpartacus - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    Dat cache...

  • brshoemak - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    /richboyface not /chrisbrownface Regardless I LOL'd.
  • nandnandnand - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    "hopefully they will release that 12 core cpu as some kind of desktop part eventually"

    I think there is a cheaper 6-core Sandy Bridge-E coming, but nothing higher than that till 2014, and 8 cores at most.
  • JDG1980 - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    I'm wondering if there will be a successor to the E5-1650. That processor is basically an i7-3930k with the Xeon featureset (including ECC support) and even though it comes only in OEM tray form, it's available at around $580 - not much more than the consumer variant. A tempting choice for a pro-grade workstation if one CPU is enough (it doesn't support multi-processor configurations).
  • madmilk - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    Do you happen to know if the E5-16xx series is unlocked/has BCLK straps? I wouldn't mind a slight overclock (setting all 6 cores to the maximum single core turbo frequency should be stable as long as heat is kept under control), but ECC is nice to have.
  • Devilboy1313 - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    "vague rumours of a 15 core chip" 15? I would have expected it to be 16. Why X^2 -1?
  • DanNeely - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    I'd guess the rumor was coupled with the 16 core die having too many yield problems to make a 16core version viable; forcing Intel to copy a tactic commonly used in the GPU industry and only sell parts with at least on module disabled. A 16core IVB would probably be close to the size of a GK110 die.
  • MrSpadge - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    They could push the 12-core chip up to 150 W and probably gain another ~200 MHz (2.9 GHz). At 15 cores they'd need to go down to 2.3 GHz without voltage scaling to stay within 150 W TDP, so let's assume the chip could run at 2.5 GHz with lowered voltage. That makes it at best (100% multicore scaling) ~8% faster than the maxed-out 12 core chip (2.5*15 / (2.9*12)). That's not enough to create a new huge die.

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