The new generation of Xeon processors feature a 32nm manufacturing process and configurations ranging from six to 10 cores with a maximum of 20 threads per processor. In addition, the new hyperpath buses and configurations allow configurations of 2, 4 and up to 8 lanes per board with a theoretical limit of up to 256 processors in the same system.
The configurations of the new E7 are varied, it has 18 models as soon as it is released, with prices ranging between 700 and 4,500 Euros in quantities of a thousand processors. The TDP ranges between 95 and 130w and we can find models with up to 30MB of third level cache.
The new generation E3-1200 has also seen the light. These new processors are aimed at cheaper workstations with prices ranging between 160 and 600 Euros. Its configurations are 2 and 4 cores with consumption between 45 and 95 watts and frequencies between 2.2 and 3.5GHz. They also have cache variations of 3, 6 and 8MB of third level cache and use a new generation of C200 chipset with variants with integrated graphics and up to 28 PCI Express lanes.