Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 Skylake Linux Benchmarks Are Forthcoming
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 6 December 2015 at 09:39 AM EST. 10 Comments
Next week I'm building my first Intel Xeon Skylake system and will be running a number of tests of this processor prior to commissioning it for a new performance tracker.

The Skylake Xeon I bought was the Xeon E3-1245 v5, which sells for $300 USD and is a quad-core CPU with Hyper Threading that has a base frequency of 3.5GHz and a boost frequency of 3.9GHz. This 80 Watt TDP processor also has integrated Intel HD Graphics P530, which I look forward to benchmarking too under Linux.

Unfortunately with the Intel Xeon Skylake CPUs they don't work with the consumer chipsets like was a possibility with some of the previous Intel hardware generations but needs an Intel C232/C236 chipset. So the motherboard I went with for this Skylake Xeon system is the Supermicro X11SSH-LN4F-O micro-ATX motherboard with C236 chipset that supports the Xeon E3 1200 v5 series.

The memory for this Skylake Xeon system was 2 x Crucial 4GB Single DDR4-2133 ECC Registered memory.

Those are all the prominent details. Stay tuned for the benchmarks to come beginning in about one week. If anyone has any Linux test requests for this Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 Skylake system, please post away in the forums or on Twitter.
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