1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 7, 2017 3:19 PM by Intel Corporation

    Difference PCIe 3.0 compatibility/performance betwen Xeon E5-26xx V1, V2, V3 and V4 ?




      I will like to build 2 server with 2 Xeon and 4 graphic cards with SLI mode.

      A first server will be with Dual Xeon E5-2687W V1 and ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS, the second with Dual Xeon E5-2697 V3 and SuperMicro X10DRG-Q.

      For do it, i need 2 motherboard accepting true 4 way SLI x16PCIe.

      -From ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS :


      PDF file at # 225 « A.1 Z9PE-D8 WS lock diagram » :


      -From SuperMicro X10DRG-Q :


      PDF file at # 18 « System Block Diagram »:



      On Asus there are this information « Full PCIe 3.0 performance requires a 22nm CPU » :


      Xeon E5-2687w V1 are 32nm.

      Asus council to contact Intel for to Know if our CPU can create or not « Full PCIe 3.0 performance ».

      I dont’t find any information in Datasheet or other about this subjet with Xeon E5 26xx, V1 and V2 and V3 and V4.


      I will like to know if Xeon E5-2687W V1 and Xeon E5-2697 V3 can benefit at the maximum of « Full PCIe 3.0 performance »?


      I will like to know if there are a diffence of performance/benefit betwen Xeon E5 V1 and V2 and V3 and V4 about PCIe 3.0 SLI performance ?

      And next V5?


      Where i can find this information and to recognize this information in Intel documents Xeon E5 ?




      Best regards


        • 1. Re: Difference PCIe 3.0 compatibility/performance betwen Xeon E5-26xx V1, V2, V3 and V4 ?
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello XavierFR,

          Thank you for contacting Intel Communities.

          Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

          Since the PCI Express 3.0 is a standard, it means that there isn't any difference in compatibility/performance on the processors that support it, the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2687W will perform the same as the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2697 v3.

          To know if a processor supports PCIe 3.0 you can check the following link:

          ark.intel.com > Processors > Intel® Xeon® Processors > Choose the Family > Choose the Processor > Expansion Options > PCI Express Revision.

          As for the SLI support, it depends on the motherboard and the graphics cards being used.

          I hope this information helps.

          Best Regards,
          Juan V.