Chip Shot: Moving to the New Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2400 V2 Product Family

All Intel® server boards and systems that support Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 processors are “drop-in compatible” with the Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 v2 product family as soon as the product becomes available. Featuring increased performance and energy efficiency, along with PCI Express* I/O and virtualization enhancements, upgrading to the new Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 could not be easier. Look for the green “V2” sticker on the outer packaging indicating the product already has an Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2-compatible BIOS installed. If not, visit to download the latest BIOS and update by first installing a compatible Intel Xeon E5-2400 processor.