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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  • vondur - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    I guess this is what happens when you get a monopoly on CPU's...
  • shiznit - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    People complaining about price need to look at the average cost of a 2p server or blade and then measure the value of the improvements. I am putting off our next UCS expansion until these are available, 12 core model is no-brainer for a vmware farm.
  • Laststop311 - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    If i was getting a xeon I would choose the Xeon E5-2687W v2. Since these are not multiplier unlocked the 3.4ghz clock is more important to me than a couple more cores. Out of all the 8,10, and 12 core models the Xeon E5-2687W v2 will have the best single threaded performance and is only 100 mhz slower than the highest clocked 4 and 6 core chips. It seems to be the sweet spot for single and multi threaded workloads.

    Best price to performance ratio i would give to Xeon E5-2643 v2 the 3.5ghz hex core with 25MB cache which is the same amount of cache as some 8 and 10 core models. Should be about 1200 dollars and will have the best single threaded performance of all chips. All the cheaper chips take 1 ghz drops or more and 10MB or more hit to the cache with the exception of the 3.5ghz quad core which is almost the same price. And the pricier chips are MUCH MUCH more costly and are clocked a good bit slower but they have more cores, not worth the 1000 dollar premium though.
  • DG4RiA - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    Are we sure that the E5-2643 v2 is going to be hex-core with 25MB cache ? Shouldn't it be 15MB cache ? I'm not entirely sure about that model info, seems incorrect. If the info is correct and cost around $1200, I'll probably pick two of those for 12 cores @3.5 GHz workstation. But my feeling is that E5-2643 v2 is going to cost somewhere in $1500+ region.

    If you look at E5-2687W v2 to its v1 counterpart, you have to pay an extra $500+ for a small 300MHz increase and whatever small percentage of performance improvement going from Sandy to Ivy.

    I'll most likely go with dual E5-2630v2. But really like the dual E5-2643v2 .

    Anyone know the release date of these chip ? Is the E5-2643v2 releasing at the same time or later date ?
  • Ytterbium - Sunday, August 11, 2013 - link

    I think the 2643 will be a dual capable version of the i7-4960X basically?
  • Carl Bicknell - Sunday, August 11, 2013 - link

    Actually it's worse than that with the E5-2687W v1 compared to the new v2 version.

    The E5-2687W runs at 3.1 GHz but reaches 3.4 GHz on turbo with all cores running under load (I have this CPU and have tested it)

    The new E5-2687W v2 CPU runs at 3.4 GHz and reaches 3.6 GHz on all cores under load (I know some people who have early samples)

    So I'm afraid going from E5-2687W to the new v2 version only gives an extra 200 MHz
  • MDenny - Sunday, August 11, 2013 - link

    Really disappointed that the 2687W isn't going to be at least 10-core (as it was reported on some other sites). I need all the multithreaded performance I can get out of a 2-socket system, but 6k for 48 threads at 2.7-2.9 ghz just doesn't sound that much better than 4.8K for 32 threads at 3.6 ghz. I wish they just had a ~3.3ghz base clock 10 core.
  • colonelclaw - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    Maybe I'm being overly cynical, but Intel seems to be in full "milk the market" mode at the moment, long gone are the days that a generational increase in the number of cores came at the same price point. Prices just keep going up and up. Here's hoping for a miracle that AMD can get back in the fight.
  • tech.kyle - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    Nice to see I'm not the only person who likes CPU-World.
  • toyotabedzrock - Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - link

    Really what's the point? They are making 22nm chips they should have just accelerated the haswell rollout for xenon. It seems pointless to buy these considering some of haswells tsx features and how much servers might benefit from it.

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