Thursday, December 22nd 2011

Intel Xeon E5-2690 Sandy Bridge-EP Performance Leaked

We sourced a presentation, allegedly by Intel, detailing its Sandy Bridge-EP platform, and giving out early performance figures. After successful and trouble-free launches of its Sandy Bridge architecture across all PC form-factors, including the recently-launched Core i7 "Sandy Bridge-E" HEDT (high-end desktop), Intel is taking the architecture to its ultimate market, enterprise, where processors derived from it will make up new lines of Intel Xeon processor families. Intel has two branches of enterprise variations the architecture, Sandy Bridge-EN, designed for high-density, low-power servers, and Sandy Bridge-EP, designed for high-performance servers and workstations. Sandy Bridge-EP is multi-socket capable.

Sandy Bridge-EP uses essentially the same piece of silicon as Sandy Bridge-E, but enabled with several of its features otherwise off limits to the Core processor family. These include twoQuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links, which facilitate high-bandwidth inter-socket communication in multi-socket systems, up to eight cores, sixteen threads enabled by HyperThreading, and up to 20 MB of L3 cache memory. Like its Core family cousins, Xeon Sandy Bridge-EP packs a quad-channel DDR3 integrated memory controller, and PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600 MHz) is its optimal memory standard, but unlike it, supporting up to 768 GB of memory (by two sockets, eight DDR3 channels in all, LRDIMMs). Other key features are listed in the first slide below.
Performance figures follow.

In its presentation, Intel claims up to 80 percent performance increments over the previous-generation Westmere-EP platform. A single Xeon X5690 six-core processor was set as a base line, and compared to a single Xeon E5-2690 eight-core processor. The chips were put through several enterprise performance and throughput tests, including OLTP Database (TPC-C Oracle), Middle-Tier Java (SPECjbb 2005), Integer Throughput (SPECint_base2006), Floating Point Throughput (SPECfp_rate_base2006), Memory Bandwidth (STREAM_MP Triad), and Matrix Multiplication (Linpack). Its results are graphed below.

Additionally, Intel talked about its new Data Direct I/O Technology (DDIO), which works to increase I/O performance by up to 2.3 times that of previous generation, and along with it, reductions in system latencies and power draw. So what does all this mean to PC enthusiasts? Simple, if you're going to opt for EVGA's SuperRecord 3 enthusiast platform, these are the chips you'll need to buy.

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18 Comments on Intel Xeon E5-2690 Sandy Bridge-EP Performance Leaked

#2
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
WOW ! Intel is just taking things to a whole new level !
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#3
Delta6326
Wow indeed:rockout:

Also I really like how on the Front page it said Intel Performance Leaks coming that is a cool feature.:pimp:
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#4
KieX
These should give the Xeon E7's a run for their money.
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#6
chodaboy19
Any word on the supporting chipsets?
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#7
Dent1
by: trickson
WOW ! Intel is just taking things to a whole new level !
Meanwhile in the "Bulldozer" threads you shit on AMD's marketing slides :)
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#8
pjl321
High-end first!

Intel needs to get back to high-end first then rolling out all the latest and greatest down the product line.

Would you not love to see these current highend chips at 22nm? Too bad you have to wait at least 18 months!

It just doesn't make sense, the high-end, expensive Sandy Bridge-E has only just come out and in a few months it will be most likely beaten by the mid-range Ivy Bridge chips. Who would buy SB-E???
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#9
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Dent1
Meanwhile in the "Bulldozer" threads you shit on AMD's marketing slides :)
Wait what :twitch: :confused: Facts are in Intel For the WIN :rockout:
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#11
ensabrenoir
Nnnnnnnnooooooooooo

by: Dent1
Meanwhile in the "Bulldozer" threads you shit on AMD's marketing slides :)
Is there any thread that dosent contain the word bulldozer?
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#12
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: ensabrenoir
Is there any thread that dosent contain the word bulldozer?
:roll:

Bulldozer :laugh:

by: Dent1
Meanwhile in the "Bulldozer" threads you shit on AMD's marketing slides
Troll ? Seems to me you are thread crapping now .
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#13
Dent1
by: trickson


Troll ? Seems to me you are thread crapping now .
Well no. Because I haven't said anything negative about this thread or Intel. This thread is very informative. Thank you btarunr for such an excellent post and I hope Intel continue to prosper.
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#14
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Dent1
Well no. Because I haven't said anything negative about this thread or Intel. This thread is very informative. Thank you btarunr for such an excellent post and I hope Intel continue to prosper.
Well yes , till NOW you said nothing positive at all . You did however get negative to me . No matter how you look at this . Intel is taking things to a whole new level . There prices are nice too . Maybe Intel is doing some thing right for once ? I think so . And one other thing that makes me like Intel even more is the fact that Intel has lots of plants right here in the USA ! I have been all over the USA ( I live here ) and when I was in California I seen big Intel plants when in Oregon I seen big Intel plants and even in New Mexico Intel has big huge plants . I have not seen any AMD plants in the USA at all . Now this is not to say that there aren't any , and Intel may have more in other states as well . But when I think of just how bad America is doing in these times I see Intel not as an EVIL company but one as loyal to the USA economy ! The charts I seen here look great they are at the top of the game and from what I see Intel plans to stay there .
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twicksisted
by: ensabrenoir
Is there any thread that dosent contain the word bulldozer?
Unfortunately AMD took arrow to the knee with Bulldozer and will be ridiculed for quite some time I think :)

(though rumour has it that Bulldozer is infact able to run Crysis!)

:laugh:
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#16
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: twicksisted
though rumour has it that Bulldozer is infact able to run Crysis!
:laugh:
:roll:
Wait it does ? :twitch:
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#17
Dent1
by: trickson
Well yes , till NOW you said nothing positive at all . You did however get negative to me . No matter how you look at this . Intel is taking things to a whole new level . There prices are nice too . Maybe Intel is doing some thing right for once ? I think so . And one other thing that makes me like Intel even more is the fact that Intel has lots of plants right here in the USA ! I have been all over the USA ( I live here ) and when I was in California I seen big Intel plants when in Oregon I seen big Intel plants and even in New Mexico Intel has big huge plants . I have not seen any AMD plants in the USA at all . Now this is not to say that there aren't any , and Intel may have more in other states as well . But when I think of just how bad America is doing in these times I see Intel not as an EVIL company but one as loyal to the USA economy ! The charts I seen here look great they are at the top of the game and from what I see Intel plans to stay there .
by: trickson
Well yes , till NOW you said nothing positive at all
If something isn't negative or positive is neutral. Not negative. Neutral is the state in between when you are not taking a preference.


by: trickson


Intel is taking things to a whole new level . There prices are nice too . Maybe Intel is doing some thing right for once ? I think so
Well where I live Intel is grossly expensive. Saying that I'm going to buy an Intel Ivy Bridge if Piledriver's single threaded performance is a wash.

by: trickson

I think of just how bad America is doing in these times I see Intel not as an EVIL company but one as loyal to the USA economy ! The charts I seen here look great they are at the top of the game and from what I see Intel plans to stay there .
Don't get it twisted. Intel just like most other multinationals don't care about the USA economy. They'll happy use every loop hole their lawyers can find to squerrel money away from the tax man, they'll happily exploit workers in foreign countries, making them working long hours in working conditions unfit for a dog and pay them a substandard wage.
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#18
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Back to topic.
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