2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2017 1:36 PM by Intel Corporation

    What does "A" suffix in Xeon E5-2697A v4 mean?



      Trying to find any information about "A' suffix, but I can't. There's no info about it in What Do Intel® Processor Numbers Mean? and googling also doesn't help.

      Can anybody provide some info about this suffix?

        • 1. Re: What does "A" suffix in Xeon E5-2697A v4 mean?
          Al Hill

          I believe it is the "Product Line Suffix".  What that means is beyond me.


          Ultimate Mobile Workstations                                                                                                                                                                                          

          Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1500M v5- and v6-based Mobile Workstations

          The latest Intel® Xeon® processor numbering system is an alpha numeric representation of product line, product family, and version. Where applicable, an alpha suffix appears at the end of the processor name, which represents the processor line. The version number will not be used in the first processor generation.




          Here is the link where I found this information:

          Intel® Processor Numbers: Laptop, Desktop, and Mobile Device



          • 2. Re: What does "A" suffix in Xeon E5-2697A v4 mean?
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Thank you very much to for the information posted previously.
            To :
            Besides that information, the “A” means active, and that indicates that the processor needs and active fan to work properly.
            Any questions, please let me know.