I thought that the new Xeon SP nomenclature was also meant to make (Intel) CPU selection/comparison easier?
Ah, the good old days of server benchmarks, when CPU variations were few and clock rates ruled the roost. Now we have four different Xeon SP CPU families, one with two model lines, and each family has its own set of CPUs with differing core counts, threads and clock rates. Vendors put these in either blade or rackmount servers …
Did you decide to write this as a rant, and then ignore all the evidence?
On the link you provided you can filter the data pretty much any way you want, or download it in CSV format to the spreadsheet / database or your choice. The link is even right at the top of the page and craftily labelled Search... obviously they were trying to hide it.
I get the bit about price, but a. that changes all the time and b. recommended prices are for idiots and c. if you have specific requirements, you normally narrow down the search to a bunch of options, then look for prices