Invention is a core word for Intel, as the giant has been known for its latest and some fastest processors, now for a long time. With the declaration of a swing of Xeon processors, Intel has created a buzz in the single, dual, and the quad socket server market, again. All these latest processors are developed over the former Sandy Bridge platform, but they have been priced in such a manner that they can give a tough competition to AMD in every aspect.
By launching the E5–4600 series, Intel has besieged the quad socket market. With this series, Intel now possesses two distinct series in quad socket market. With a price tag of around $551, Intel has developed 8 versions of E5–4603, with 4 cores and 8 threads running at 2 GHz and cache of 10 MB. Best model has 8 cores, 16 threads of E5–4650 series, along with cache of 20 MB and runs at 2.7 GHz. Its estimated price is around $3616.
Intel E5–2400 series is developed to target the dual socket market, possess processors with 4, 6, and 8 cores, together with a choice of 1 or 2 threads per core. With a price range of $188 to $ 1440, Intel has launched Xeon E5–2400 processors, which possess 24 PCI–Express 3.0 lanes per socket, higher than that of 16 lanes of E3–1200 v2, but lower than that of 40 lanes of E5–2600.
Intel has launched 11 Xeon E3 1200 v2 chip to target the micro–server market. E3 1220L v2 has an estimated cost of $189. It runs at a speed of 2.3 GHz and at a TDP of 17W. It is supposed to be a power server, along with thermal footprint of less than 60W.