New servers deliver more
performance, more savings,
and faster estimated ROI.
Introducing the next generation of intelligent server
processors—the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series.
Give your business the benefit of industry leading energy efficiency and performance that
adapts to your workload with the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series. Now you can boost server
perf...ormance by up to 60% over Intel® Xeon® 5500 platforms. Plus, you can achieve similar
performance as an Intel® Xeon® processor X5570, but with up to 30% lower power, using servers
based on next generation 32nm processing technology. And, you have the advantage of being
able to combine servers from multiple generations in the same virtualization pool to extend
failover, load balancing, and disaster recovery.
New features of the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series
Built on the new Intel® 32nm process technology and the Nehalem microarchitecture,
these new processors deliver more performance per watt and automatically control
More cores and more cache
With up to 50 percent more cores and 50 percent more cache than the Intel® Xeon®
5500 series processors, these processors offer plenty of room for growth.
Enhanced security capabilities
Protect your business with faster data encryption enabled by
Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions, and benefit from additional
protection against software attacks for highly virtualized and cloud deployments
with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology.
Typical 2-Socket Intel® Xeon® Processor Based Servers
IT An alysis in 2005
Intel® Xeon® processor (1 core,
Processors 3.8 GHz, 2-MB L3 cache)
Performance per Server
Total Number of Servers
Watts per Server
fin ancial An alysis
Total Annual Energy Costs (estimated)
Operating System Licensing Costs (estimated)
315 in 15 rack
382W active/228W idle
Intel® Xeon® processor X5680
(6 cores, 3.33 GHz, 12-MB L3
Up to 15X
21 in 1 rack
383W active/117W idle
Benefit Five additional cores per
processor provide especially
in performance for multi-
enables greater capacity
95% reduction in server
numbers and smaller data
center footprint 2
Up to 48% less idle power
Almost $147,000 per year
savings ~ $264,600 in annual savings
Refresh for real business benefits.
Whether you want to refresh to get more performance from the same number of servers or are looking to increase efficiencies
by consolidating, the new Intel Xeon processor 5600 series delivers measurable advantages in both scenarios.
From a performance standpoint, replacing a server purchased in 2005 with a new Intel Xeon processor 5600 series based server
enables up to 15 times the performance. Alternately, you could replace 15 of your older servers with one new Intel Xeon processor
5600 series based server and achieve estimated ROI in five months.
For more information about the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series, contact your
Intel sales representative or visit www.intel.com/go/servers
Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel® products as measured by
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