Intel Adds Five New CPUs to Xeon E5 Processor Range

The Xeon E5-2648L and E5-2658 embedded CPUs make their appearance

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Officially introduced just the other week, Intel’s Xeon E5 processor range was quietly updated a little while ago with five new processors, two of these coming as embedded options while the other two target the OEM space.

Officially introduced just the other week, Intel’s Xeon E5 processor range was quietly updated a little while ago with five new processors, two of these coming as embedded options while the other two target the OEM space.

The OEM processors, which were uncovered by CPU-World, are called the Xeon E5-1603 and E5-1607.

According to the information gathered, the Xeon E5-1603 and E5-1607 operate at 2.8GHz and 3GHz, respectively, while featuring four processing cores, a 130W TDP and 10MB of shared Level 3 cache memory.

Both of these processors are destined to be used in single-socket workstations and lack support for Intel's Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technologies. 

Since the two E5-1600 series processors are positioned as entry-level Xeon CPUs, their prices are set accordingly, with the E5-1603 retailing for $198 (151 EUR), while the Xeon E5-1607 has a $244 (roughly 186 EUR) MSRP.

The two other chips uncovered by CPU-World are the Intel Xeon E5-2648L and E5-2658.

As mentioned previously, these target embedded systems and their base clock speeds are set at 1.8GHz and 2.1GHz, respectively with 2.1GHz and 2.4GHz maximum Turbo.

Both chips feature an eight-core design with Hyper-Threading support, 20MB of Level 3 cache, and carry 70 and 95 Watt thermal envelopes. They support all the technologies and instruction set extensions available in the Sandy Bridge-EP architecture.

Finally, the last chip to be unearthed is the octo-core Xeon E5-2689, which has a 2.6GHz base clock and 3.6GHz maximum Turbo Boost frequency. The CPU also sports 20MB of L3 cache memory and features a 115W TDP.

The official price of the Intel E5-2689 was not disclosed, but the MSRP of both the Xeon E5-2648L and E5-2658 is set at $1186, which roughly translates into about 908 EUR.

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