Intel Debuts v4 of Xeon E5 Processor Series

March 31, 2016—Intel continues its Xeon E5 series in launching a version 4 (v4) family of these enterprise-grade processors. The v4 group is still socket compatible with older generations of Xeon E5 but of course it comes with several upgrades, which inlcude:

  • Use of the Intel’s 14 nanometer process node
  • Use of brushed up Broadwell-EP architecture (compared to the v3, which uses Haswell-EP)
  • Expansion of core number options and increase in last-level cache size
  • New virtualization features that helps manage and monitor virtual machines more efficiently
  • New power management that is based on the hardware itself

The v4 can featured up 22 cores, which has 44 heads, and can now reach speeds of up to 2,400MT/s. Changes in the updated Xeon E5’s memory configuration enable the new processors to increase their bandwidth by up to 15% and also reduce latency.

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