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Oct 28, 2011

Intel's Upcoming Xeon E5-2600 CPUs Get Priced - Report

After at the end of September we published the prices of a series of upcoming Xeon E5-1600 series processors based on the company's high-performance Sandy Bridge-E architecture, a new report has now come to detail the MSRP of the chip maker's dual-socket Xeon E5 CPUs.
The upcoming E5-2600 server processor range is expected to replace Intel's Xeon 5600 series, so the company has kept pricing pretty consistent between these two product families.

According to the info published by CPU-World, the MSRP of these server chips will range between $202 and $2057 (142 to 1450 Euros), depending on their specifications.

As expected, the highest prices CPUs are those models that feature eight processing cores, although there is also a six-core part, the 2.9GHz Xeon E5-2667, that retails for more than $1000 US.

Intel's upcoming E5-2600 series processors will feature between four and eight processing cores and can handle up to two threads per core thanks to the HyperThreading technology.

Their TDP will be rated between 80 and 150 Watts and include all the technologies that come standard with the Sandy Bridge architecture outside of the on-die graphics core.

Intel's Xeon E5 chips will also boast up to 20 MB L3 cache, 2 QPI links, 40 PCIe Gen3 lanes, 4 DMI 2.0 lanes, and an integrated quad-channel DDR3 memory controller that support up to three DIMMs per channel for a maximum of 96GB.

The Xeons will work with registered and unregistered DDR3 memory, including low-voltage DIMMs, and support speeds up to 1600MHz.

Xeon E5-2600 chips are compatible with socket R (LGA 2011) motherboards as well as with dual-socket server motherboards.

A firm release date wasn't provided, but the same source that also unveiled the specifications and prices of the CPUs also said that these are expected to arrive in the first half of 2012.


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