Intel E5-2600 V1Family of processors is based upon Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, manufactured using a 0.032 micron process, is a powerful server CPU featuring up to 8 cores, with a frequency of up to 3.3GHz and 4000 MHz QPI. It supports a large cache of up to 20 MB of L3 and offers 64-bit processing capabilities along with SSE4, AES and AVX instruction sets. Furthermore, the chip is enabled with HyperThreading, Virtualization and Turbo Boost, thus enabling two-way processing.
The Xeon E5-2600 v2 features the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture and has a 0.022 micron lithography. It is a 64-bit processor and contains up to 12 cores, with clock speeds reaching up to 3.5 GHz and a QPI of 4000 MHz. Additionally, it offers up to 30 MB of L3 cache, as well as SSE4, AES, and AVX instructions.