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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 and E5-1600 v3 Product Families

Brilliant versatility at the heart of your data center

With the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 and Intel® Xeon® E5-1600 v3 product families at the heart of an agile, efficient data center, your organization can respond rapidly to changing business demands, protect data from cybercriminals and streamline data center operations.

A New Way to Think About the Data Center

Now designed for compute, storage, and networking to work better together, the latest Intel® Xeon® processor can help you meet today’s challenges while laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s fully-orchestrated data center.

  • Deliver more automation capabilities for higher-performing, more secure clouds
  • Solve increasing demands for storage and quickly crunch through complex data analytics problems
  • Meet the speed of execution expected today
  • Operate a more cost-effective, energy-efficient data center
  • Measure and monitor

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Responsive Performance, Remarkable Energy Efficiency

The latest members of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family deliver the best combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost-effectiveness to address technical computing challenges, enable cloud deployments, accelerate processor performance for peak loads, deliver intelligent storage or power data analytics. In comparison to previous generation processors you get:

  • Up to 3x more performance1 2
  • The world's most energy efficient server1 3
  • Up to 1.9x more performance with Intel® AVX21 4
  • Up to 1.7x increased virtual machine density1 5
  • Up to 1.4x increased memory bandwidth with DDR41 6

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Streamline Your Path to Private Cloud Services Delivery

Built-in virtualization delivers faster performance for core virtualization processes and improves the quality and control of services.

  • Improved application performance, live migration, provisioning, dynamic load balancing, and disaster recovery.
  • Greater service quality and utilization by monitoring individual virtual machines (VMs) in cache and addressing “noisy neighbor” issues.
  • Enabling ultra-high isolation for usages such as financial services.

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A Foundation for Trust and Security

Improve your ability to safeguard your data and infrastructure with foundational, hardware-assisted security capabilities.

  • Encourage pervasive encryption by reducing associated performance penalties.
  • Deploy a wide range of security applications with faster, higher-quality cryptographic keys and certificates.
  • Protect your operating system by increasing security against malware, denial-of-service (DoS), privilege escalation, and platform surface attacks.
  • Protect against attacks against the hypervisor, BIOS, firmware, and other prelaunch software components and gain visibility into system security to strengthen IT compliance.

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Product and Performance Information


Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to

Results have been measured by Intel based on software, benchmark or other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes only.  Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.  Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in this document.  Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of systems available for purchase.


Source as of June 2014: Intel internal measurements on Mayan City CRB* with one Intel® Xeon® processor E5-26xx v3 (14 C, 2.3 GHz, 145W), 8x4 GB DDR4-1600, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* (RHEL) kernel 3.10.18, PCPS on 110W, PCPS off 70W on an internal web workload.


Source as of June 2014: Intel internal measurements on dual in-line memory module (DIMM) power using Mayan City CRB* with Intel® Xeon® processor E5-26xx v3, with 4 GB DR-DDR3-1600 or 4 GB DR-DDR4-2133 DIMMs.


Source as of April 3, 2014: Intel internal measurements on platform with two Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2697 v2 (12 C, 2.7 GHz), 8x 8 GB DDR3-1866, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* (RHEL) 6.3. Platform with two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697 v3 (14 C, 2.6 GHz, 145W), 8x 8 GB DDR4-2133, RHEL 6.3. Performance based on geomean of Black-Scholes*, binomialcpu*, Monte Carlo* workloads.


Source as of September 8, 2014. New configuration: HP ProLiant* DL360 Gen9 with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v3, SPECvirt_sc2013* 1614 @ 95 VMs. Source: Baseline: IBM System x3650* M4 platform with two Intel Xeon processor E5-2697 v2, SPECvirt_sc2013 947.0 @ 53 VMs. Source:


Source as of April 2014: Intel internal measurements on platform with two Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2697 v2, 8x8 GB DDR3-1866, non-uniform memory access (NUMA), Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost technology disabled, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* (RHEL) 6.3, IC12.0, score: 101.2 GB/s. Platform with two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697 v3 (14 C, 2.6 GHz, 145W), HSW-C0 QGEF, BIOS 27.R01, prefetchers enabled, Intel HT Technology enabled, Intel Turbo Boost technology enabled, NUMA and COD mode, 8x16 GB DDR4-2133, IC14.0, score: triad=114.7 GB/s, copy=103.6 GB/s, scale=103.5 GB/s, add=114 GB/s.