Ivy Bridge E5s going to market in Q2 this year

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ART5000, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. ART5000 macrumors member

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    from Tech Power Up (Asia) news

    Intel to Roll Out 40 New Server Processors in H1 2012
    With key enterprise architectures such as Sandy Bridge-EP awaiting launch, Intel has as many as 40 Xeon processor models to release in the first half of 2012, which it will likely launch in two rounds of 20 models, for each of the first two quarters of this year.

    In the second quarter of 2012, Intel will launch the other 20 models. These include Xeon processors based on the Ivy Bridge silicon, and in the socket H2 (LGA1155) package. The Xeon E3-1290v2 is an example of such a chip. These high-grade Ivy Bridge chips will be priced in the range of US$189-884. Then on, 7 more E5 series models will be launched, including Xeon E5-2470, priced between US$192-1,440 [within Q2].
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    No you're confused due to how it's worded.

    The E5-2400 series is Sandy-Bridge.
     
  3. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    No even more so the E5 1600 nd E5 2600 series are Sandy Bridge (the E5's that will come in Q1). The 2400 is a slightly gimped variant they are going to release after those first two come out. The 1600/2600 have slid into 2012 and the 2400, originally projected at Q1 2012, have probably slid into Q2 2012. Surprise, the E3-1200 v2 was also projected for Q2 2012 and so they those will come out around the same time or before the 2400's (but after the 1600/2600's ).

    The Mac Pro is extremely unlikely going to use the E5-2400 series. There is one less Memory controller ( 3 , like current gen vs. 4 for the ungimped SB) , 23 PCI-e lanes ( vs. 40 for the ungimped SB models), and only one QPI link (versus 2 for ungimped 2600's ).
    http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2011/2011050601_Intel_Xeon_E5-2400_CPU_series_details.html

    Between the Ivy E3s (20 lanes and 2 mem controllers) and the SB E5 1600/2600 I'm not sure the 2400's are a good idea. There is a gap between the two areas of coverage. Wouldn't be surprised if those are somewhat of a flop for Intel though. The gap isn't that large. Especially if press the E3s and just delivering single Packages (entry-mid level E5-2600's ). The article somewhat illustrates that the 2400's and E3's highly overlap in pricing.
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Read the last sentence deconstruct60. The E5-2400 is the only one listed as coming in Q2 right after it talks about Ivy Bridge. If someone didn't know it was SB-EP, as I assumed ART5000 didn't, then it looks like that is an Ivy Bridge E5 due to how it is reported.

    No one is suggesting Apple will use the E5-2400s.
     
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