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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  • Hung_Low - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    I don't think Apple ever sells Mac Pros with high end Xeon chips. Pros in the past have all been low end "E" version equivalent Xeons. In this wave of Mac Pros, I'm guessing they will be shipping with Ivy Bridge-E equivalent Xeons.
  • madmilk - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    Apple is advertising 12 cores, and there's no way they have a dual socket setup in that trash can.
  • madmilk - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    Also, Mac Pros in the past had hex-core Westmere-EP chips, which were as high end as things got with Westmere, excluding the ridiculously expensive Nehalem/Westmere-EX series.
  • Umbongo - Sunday, August 11, 2013 - link

    Apple sold the top chips in their 2006, 2007 and 2008 models. The new one has benchmarks in the wild using the E5-2697 V2.
  • eanazag - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    I'm really disappointed in the pricing. I expect there to be procs in the $1000 plus range, but the $300 range is pathetic. I'd like to upgrade to something like this but at those prices I can't. I am not buying the featureless products in that range.

    I would like to see a comparison with Sandy Bridge E in the low end. I wonder if there is any point in upgrading at all.

    No competition sucks.
  • zepi - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link


    This is the current pricing. For me it seems that the new ones will be a better deal almost every time. Effectively Intel is competing with it's old processors. Not with AMD.
  • Umbongo - Sunday, August 11, 2013 - link

    These are pre-order prices from some retailer not Intel's pricing. This retailer charges $250 more for the E5-2687W now and $300 for the E5-2690, they also have $3,000+ pricing on HP and Lenovo branded E5-2690s (same CPU).
  • coder543 - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    How about actually doing some tests under Linux for a change? This is the server market we're talking about. I don't want Windows anywhere near my servers.
  • Hung_Low - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    Is there any benefit to using Xeon chips over Extreme version Core chips in non server based applications? I'm just a student that does a lot of gaming and video production.
    I do know that Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge E are essentially just Xeon chips with manufacturing imperfection, then having parts of it disabled and marketed as i7. For my needs, does it worth it to dish out extra $100 to get the base model hexacore Xeon?
  • madmilk - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    Well, you get ECC, which is nice to have for any serious work to prevent data corruption. The Xeon you want is not going to cost $100 more than the equivalent i7 though. These are all dual-socket Xeons and are priced accordingly; it sounds like you should wait for the single-socket versions.

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