The unique chips, which are produced by 22nm 3D Tri-gate Transistors Technology, have up to 15 cores. Hyper-Threading Technology allows them to process up to 30 instructions streams.
Upon the official introduction by Intel Xeon E7 v2 chips replaced the previous generation of chips- Xeon E7.
With the 22nm 3D Tri-gate Transistors Technology new chips have been improved so now they contain total of 4,31 billion Transistors and have 541 square millimeter die.
To the introduced Xeon family of processors belong Xeon E7 2800 v2, 4800 v2 и 8800 v2 for servers with the number of processor sockets to two, four and eight, respectively. The number of cores depending on the modification varies from 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15.
At the moment a total of 20 products of the new generation came out. Clock frequency varies from 1.9 to 3.4 GHz. Turbo Boost is held responsible for increased productivity under intensive computing. The third level Cache reaches up to 37.5 MB. The maximum value of heat dissipated energy (TDP) - 105, 130 or 155 watts.
The chips are supplied with two controllers DDR3; maximum memory per one processor socket is 1.5 terabytes. Achieving max memory bandwidth the developers have made a number of updates. The Integrated controller PCI-Express 3.0 now supports 40 lines.
The comparison of the new generation chips to alternative RISC-architectures products shows that Xeon E7 v2 has higher performance up to 80% with a much lower cost. If we compare the new chips with the previous generation Xeon processors, the average speed has doubled, and the capacity of input-output has increased in four times.
The target audience for the mentioned above chips are large-scale business projects.
Well know companies such as Cisco, IBM, Hitachi, Oracle and Supermicro have already expressed their support of the new generation Xeon chips E7 v2.