back to article Intel carves up Xeon E5-2600 v2 chips for two-socket boxes

Companies with workloads that like to ride on lots of threads and cores are going to be able to get a lot more bang for a two-socket box thanks to the launch of the "Ivy Bridge-EP" Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors by Intel. Those with pesky applications that like faster clocks to get more work done, well, the process shrink is …


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  1. Mikel

    Time to break out the thermal paste

    In place upgrade time again.

  2. defiler

    Power consumption

    One part of me is horrified by 130W per CPU, but then another part of me realises that it's only 11W per core, or 5.5W per thread. Suddenly it's not so bad, and stacks up very favourably against my old "low power" Phenom II X4 905e.

    You'd still have a hard time cooling a whole rack.

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