Intel will be launching two new subfamilies for Xeon E5 with E5-1600 and E5-2600 as expected prior to its leaked specs and pricing earlier. Details on the E5-2600 subfamilies have been published through CPU-World report which show off the upcoming specs and pricing that was expected to be fitted on upcoming Mac Pros early next year.
The E5-2600 list features only one dual-core chip with the E5-2643 that’s clocked at 3.3GHz and sports 5MB of level 3 cache, Hyperthreading, and 80W power usage, at $884 bulk price point. The series also sports low and high-end multicores, starting with a quad-core 1.8Ghz Xeon with 10MB of level 3 cache and no Hyperthreading at $202 and 1.8GHz to 3.1GHz eight-core processors with Hyperthreading, and 20MB of cache, 70W to 150W power use for a price ranging from $1,106 to $2,057, respectively.
So you might be putting what Xeon E5 could possibly running the new Mac Pros expected first quarter of 2012 through the price range. Which somehow you might see the latest Mac Pros running 6-core E5-2620 that was previously equipped with dual-core processor only while maintaining same price.
Intel’s E5-1600 series processors may also be fitted to lower-end Mac Pros that was also expected to launch 1Q of 2012.