Intel 18 Core and 36 Thread “Xeon E5-2699 V3” CPU Spotted And Tested

/ 2 years ago


Everyone knows that Intel’s Xeon processors offer a crazy level of CPU performance: the current flagship part, the E5-2697 V2, has a whopping 16 cores and 32 threads. With Haswell-EP, that’s the next generation of Xeon CPUs taking advantage of Haswell architecture instead of the current Ivy Bridge-EP based parts, that max core count gets bumped up to 18 cores and 36 threads. The new flagship part, the E5-2699 V3 has been spotted and it has a staggering 18 cores, 36 threads and 45MB of L3 cache running at 2.3GHz with a 145W TDP.  Interestingly this CPU has popped up at an Italian retailer selling for €3960.26 with alleged availability from June 12th. What’s even more interesting is that the same CPU part has shown up on the Chinese Chiphell forums giving an indication of its performance, which you can see below. Note that the below image is indicative of a dual CPU socket motherboard hence why the counts of cores and threads are doubled.


There are more details on other Haswell-EP parts that suggest there will be a:

  • Intel Xeon E5-2690 V3 which has 8 cores, 16 threads and a 2.9GHz clock speed
  • Intel Xeon E5-2692 V3 which has 12 cores, 24 threads and a 2.0GHz clock speed
  • Intel Xeon E5-2695 V3 which has 12 cores, 24 threads and a 2.2GHz clock speed

Those CPUs have shown up at Chinese retail site Taobao and you can find those here, here and here respectively. Intel’s Haswell EP platform will be the first Xeon platform to take advantage of native Quad Channel DDR4 support with a base support speed of 2133MHz which is a bump from the DDR3-1866 of the current Ivy Bridge-EP platform. Haswell-EP will get a third revision of the LGA 2011 socket expected to be called LGA 2011-3. The processors for this socket will range from 70W to 145W in TDP with special 160W workstation parts. Rumour has it that the new Haswell-EP Xeon line up is likely to be released at Intel’s IDF 2014 event on the 9th-11th of September. However, given the information provided by certain retailers we may indeed see these parts sooner.

Source: Chiphell, Via: WCCFTech

Images courtesy of Chiphell

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