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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 and E5-2400 Series with Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series

Formerly Crystal Forest/Server (Sandy Bridge-EP/EN + Cave Creek)

A range of Intel® Xeon® processors paired with the Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series enable application, control, and packet processing workloads with hardware acceleration of cryptographic and compression functions.

  • Integrated PCI Express* 3.0 on processor die: Up to 40 lanes per socket (E5-2600 series); up to 24 lanes per socket (E5-2400 series)
  • Intel® QuickAssist Technology: Hardware acceleration for efficient cryptographic and compression performance
  • Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI): Up to 8.0 GT/s for high-performance dual-socket designs
  • Intel® Data Plane Development Kit: Delivers breakthrough packet processing performance
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT): Boosts virtualization performance by allowing OS more direct hardware access
  • Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Processor assistance for accelerating AES encryption and decryption
  • Intel® Management Engine Ignition Firmware: Thermal reporting and essential platform functionality

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Processors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Processor Number Ordering Code Cache, Clock Speed Power Memory Product Technologies
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2658 CM8062101042805 20 MB, 2.1 GHz, 8.0 GT/s Intel® QPI 95 W DDR3-800/1066/1333/1600 Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI), error correcting code (ECC), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), IA-64, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT), Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d), Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2648L CM8062100854905 20 MB, 1.8 GHz, 8.0 GT/s Intel® QPI 70 W DDR3-800/1066/1333/1600 Intel AES-NI, ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, Intel TXT, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2620 CM8062101048401 15 MB, 2.0 GHz, 7.2 GT/s Intel® QPI 95 W DDR3-800/1066/1333 Intel AES-NI, ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, demand based switching (DBS), Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, TXT, Intel® vPro™, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2448L CM8062007187409 20 MB, 1.8 GHz, 8.0 GT/s Intel® QPI 70 W DDR3-800/1066/1333/1600 Intel AES-NI, ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, Intel TXT, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2430 CM8062001122601 15 MB, 2.2 GHz, 7.2 GT/s Intel® QPI 95 W DDR3-800/1066/1333 Intel AES-NI, ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, DBS, Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel TXT, Intel vPro, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2428L CM8062007187509 15 MB, 1.8 GHz, 7.2 GT/s Intel® QPI 60 W DDR3-800/1066/1333 Intel AES-NI, ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, Intel TXT, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2418L CM8062000911406 10 MB, 2.0 GHz, 6.4 GT/s Intel® QPI 50 W DDR3-800/1066/1333 Intel AES-NI, ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, Intel TXT, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
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Chipsets
Product Ordering Code Package Power Features
Intel® 8920 Communications Chipset DH8920 FCBGA: 27mm x 27mm with 0.7mm variable pitch 12 W Intel® QuickAssist Technology (up to 20 Gbps), PCI Express* (PCIe*) Gen 2.0 Endpoint x16, PCI Express Gen 1.0 4x1, 2x2, 1x2/2x1, or 1x4, two SATA Gen 2 ports (3 Gb/s), six USB 2.0 ports, four Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Controllers (MAC)
Intel® 8910 Communications Chipset DH8910 FCBGA: 27mm x 27mm with 0.7mm variable pitch 11 W Intel QuickAssist Technology (up to 10 Gbps), PCIe Gen 2.0 Endpoint x8, PCIe Gen 1.0 4x1, 2x2, 1x2/2x1, or 1x4, two SATA Gen 2 ports (3 Gb/s), six USB 2.0 ports, four Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Controllers (MAC)
Intel® 8903 Communications Chipset DH8903 FCBGA: 27mm x 27mm with 0.7mm variable pitch 9.5 W Intel QuickAssist Technology (up to 5 Gbps), PCIe Gen 2.0 Endpoint x4, PCIe Gen 1.0 4x1, 2x2, 1x2/2x1, or 1x4, two SATA Gen 2 ports (3 Gb/s), six USB 2.0 ports, four Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Controllers (MAC)
Intel® 8900 Communications Chipset DH8900 FCBGA: 27mm x 27mm with 0.7mm variable pitch 8.5 W PCIe Gen 2.0 Endpoint x4, PCIe Gen 1.0 4x1, 2x2, 1x2/2x1, or 1x4, two SATA Gen 2 ports (3 Gb/s), six USB 2.0 ports, four Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Controllers (MAC)

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Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 and E5-2400 series with Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series, formerly Crystal Forest/Server (Sandy Bridge-EP/EN + Cave Creek)

This block diagram provides a description of the functions, capabilities, and connectivity within the Intel® processor platform shown. A range of Intel® Xeon® processors paired with the Intel Communications Chipset 89xx Series enable application, control, and packet processing workloads with hardware acceleration of cryptographic and compression functions.

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