Intel Kaby Lake E3-1200 v6 Xeon Specifications Leaked
Samuel Wan / 1 year ago
Now that Intel has finished launching their mainstream Kaby Lake lineup, the focus is shifting their Xeon professional CPUs. As usual, the Xeons tend to follow the consumer variants due to their stricter validation and testing. While most Xeons you think of are the massive server ones with over 4 cores, Intel does have the E3 lineup which shares the same LGA 115x socket. Luckily for us, we now have some new details to share with you for the E3-1200 v6 Kaby Lake Xeons. This new report confirms the information leaked back in August of 2016.
As expected of a Kaby Lake-based release, the E3-1200 v6 features the new 14nm+ process. This means higher clocks and lower TDP number at the same time. TDP drops from 80W to either 73W or 72W depending on if an IGP is included. Clock speeds are also seeing a boost of about 200mhz for most models though the peak turbo boost frequency is available yet. The 8MB of L3 cache despite some chips having hyperthreading disabled.
In the past, the E3 lineup has been one way to get an i7 level quad core with hyperthreading for cheaper. Right now the E3-1240 v5 is about $25 cheaper than the i7 6700 which performs about the same. While pricing for the v6 lineup has not been revealed, I expect them to keep the value proposition. Since Skylake though, Intel has forced the E3 Xeons to use a separate chipset from the regular LGA 115x boards, It remains to be seen if the v6 will continue this trend. If AMD is able to compete well with Ryzen, perhaps Intel may reconsider their strategy going forward.