The New Xeon E7v3: The Same Xeon Haswell-EP Die...

The "new" Xeon E7 is basically the same Haswell EP die that we talked about in the our Xeon E5 reviews. Spot the only difference between the Haswell EP, 

and the Haswell EX die: 

Indeed, a third QPI link which allows an 8-socket configuration without any special glue logic. The transistor count is the same (5.69 Billion) and that is also true for the massive die size (662 mm²).

Introduction Xeon E7 v3 System and Memory Architecture
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  • MyNuts - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - link

    Charles Babbage would be upset
  • quadibloc - Thursday, May 14, 2015 - link

    I'm shocked to hear that Oracle and IBM are charging more for their SPARC and PowerPC chips, respectively, than Intel is charging for comparable x86 chips - or, at least, I presume they are, if servers using those chips are more expensive. Since x86 has the enormous advantage of being able to run Microsoft Windows, the only way other ISAs can be viable is if they offer better performance or a lower price.
  • Kevin G - Thursday, May 14, 2015 - link

    Actually IBM comes in cheaper than Intel for comparable POWER8 hardware. IBM now is offering the processor to outside system builders so the actual prices are some what known. Tyan used to have the raw prices on their site but I can't find them again.

    Regardless, this article indicates that they top out at $3000 which is less than equivalent Xeon E7's.
  • kgardas - Thursday, May 21, 2015 - link

    Sure, SPARC and POWER are (was in case of POWER) more expensive, but usually hardware price is nothing in comparison with software price if you are running enterprise. Also SPARC is also Oracle preferred over POWER/Itanium by Oracle's price ratios... Anyway, POWER8 looks so powerful that it may even be cheaper software wise in comparison with SPARC, but that would need some clever Oracle DB benchmarking...
  • HighTech4US - Friday, May 15, 2015 - link

    Power 9 will be available when?
  • Phiro69 - Friday, May 15, 2015 - link

    I wanted to compare the E7's in this review to the E5's reviewed a few months back in your benchmark comparison tool, but I'm not seeing any of this data in it? Is it going to be there?

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