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IBM System X3650 M5

IBM System X3650 M5
alaScore 94

2 reviews

May, 2017

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 90/100. The average review date is Aug 26, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 308353 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 94/100 = Excellent. Last update: May 27, 2017.

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Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

Lenovo System x3650 M5 review


Lenovo does its IBM heritage proud with this System x server

Impressive storage features; Fast processors; Top build quality; xClarity management platform; Good value

Basic IMM2 interface

A powerful, highly expandable 2U rack server made even better with Lenovo’s new server management software

Jul, 2016

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IBM System x3650 M5 review


IBM exits the x86 server market with its best 2U rack system to-date

Good value; Super build quality; Extensive storage options; IBM’s TPA security; Power efficient

IMM2 is basic; ServerGuide still not retired

The x3650 M5 packs plenty into its 2U shell and is capable of handling a wide variety of tasks. Remote management and OS deployment need improving but Lenovo will be getting its hands on a very versatile rack server.

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Number of main power supplies:1 / 2
Number of redundant power supplies installed:1
Number of redundant power supplies supported:2

Expansion slots

PCI Express x8 (Gen 3.x) slots:1 / 8

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:768
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):51 / 59 / 68
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600 / 1600,1866 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1600,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR4-SDRAM
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor package size:52.5
Processor Series:Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):105 / 120 / 135 / 145 / 55 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:81059 / 81061 / 81705 / 81706 / 81709 / 81713 / 81897 / 81900 / 81908 / 83349 / 83352 / 83356 / 83357 / 83359 / 83361


Number of SSDs supported:18
Supported storage drive interfaces:SAS, SATA / SAS-2, Serial ATA III