Intel Haswell Comes to Xeon E3 Servers
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Intel this week announced the Xeon E3 1200 v3 product family built on the Haswell architecture.
Haswell offers the promise of improved power utilization as well as graphics performance. According to Intel, the new Xeon E3 Haswell chips are up to 18 percent more energy efficient and have 38 percent better graphics performance than prior Intel Xeon E3 chips.
The Intel Xeon 1200 E3 v3 is a single socket-based CPU and will be available in a number of different power configurations. For the first time, Intel will have a low-power Xeon E3-1220LV3, clocking in at only 13 Watts of power with a base clock speed of 1.1 GHz and a 4 MB cache. At the top end of the family is the E3-1275V3, which pulls in 84 Watts of power to power a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz.