Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600/1600 Product Families IT organizations around the world are driving higher value into their businesses by virtualizing their data centers to reduce costs and adding automation to improve service levels, efficiency, and agility. Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers provide the foundation for this innovation. They account for the majority of all servers in today’s virtualized data centers and clouds, and they also power many of today’s highest-performing workstations. The latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 product families take these advantages to new heights with up to 80 percent higher performance than the prior generation and even better energy efficiency. Importantly, these processors also include advanced technologies to help solve the storage, networking, and security challenges arising in today’s increasingly dynamic computing environments. Up to 80 Percent Higher Performance The Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 product families deliver up to 80 percent higher performance than their predecessors (see Table 1 on page 2). They provide more cores, cache, and memory capacity, along with bigger, faster communication pathways to move data more quickly. Two key technologies deliver additional high-value performance boosts: • Faster performance for peak workloads. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.03 automatically increases processor frequencies to take advantage of power and thermal headroom. This second-generation technology provides higher frequencies and greater intelligence so you gain even more performance when you need it, with greater energy efficiency. • Up to 2x performance gains for floating point operations.4 Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) provides new instructions that can significantly improve5 performance for applications that rely on floating point or vector computations.