Technical desktops and workstations with Intel® Xeon® “uncore” technologies deliver the performance you need to innovate faster. Higher BW PCI Gen3 Higher Socket to Socket BW Gen 3 x16 Gen 3 x16 Gen 3 x16 i/o QPI QPI QPI core core core core cache cache cache cache cache cache cache cache core core core core Mem Controller DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 On Die Interconnect Larger 4 channels Dynamic Cache Of DDR3 At Intel, there are an assortment of technologies affectionately known as the “uncore.” The place to find these latest innovative technologies is in the recently 1 announced Intel® Xeon® processor E5-1600/2600 product family. They help provide a significant advantage to power users seeking more performance and agility than what might be available on a typical desktop solution. At the heart of things, Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® E5 processors are very similar. Intel Core processor-based desktops and Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 product family-based workstations are both rooted on the same Intel Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, and they both support an array of processing cores that go from as few as 2 to as many as 8 or 16, if you are using a dual processor- based workstation. They both support Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX); and depending on which Intel Core processor-based desktop you use, it will support either Intel® Hyperthreading Technology or Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, or both. These technologies are standard issue on all but one Intel Xeon processor-based workstation. So where are Intel Core and Intel Xeon E5 processors different? To understand the differences between Intel Core processor-based desktops and Intel Xeon processor E5 product family-based workstations, you can start by looking at uncore technologies. The differences can be tremendous. Seymour Cray, the father of supercomputing, once said, “Anyone can build a fast CPU, the trick is to build a fast system.” The uncore technologies are the building blocks of a fast system, and that is why you find Intel Xeon E5 processors powering some of the world’s fastest supercomputers. They are also at the heart of the workstations that professionals use to invent tomorrow’s future. The uncore technologies found in the new Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 product families help you move your data through our processors faster than ever before. These uncore technologies are what is behind our increase in processor efficiency—the time processors actually spend computing—to new heights. The uncore technologies include: • • • Two noting processor families • •Professional Intel® Intel® Intel® Product Intel® ^Requires Intel® performance Intel bandwidth Intel PCI Two Xeon will channels or This efficient Intel® set SIMD applications intensive. performance extensible This data. image, simulations, modeling amazing Intel® time processor gives to workstation same desktop efficiently Intel Gen extension benefit other helps results Additional Integrated Xeon Intel Xeon® Xeon® Xeon® Xeon® General-purpose Extensions processor-based your Direct AVX—a vPro way audio/video as Two Families Core-based 3 solution. are: speed-ups. access than and has on Intel part lineup. you to processor Processors organization E5-1600/2600 syntax, Technology—This by Processor technologies Processor Read the full PRODUCT BRIEF Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600/1600 Product Families.