When it comes to business productivity, more is always better - especially if you can achieve it without using more money, space or energy. Innovative and cost-efficient, the IBM System x3690 X5 delivers four-socket performance, memory capacity and reliability features in a breakthrough two-socket system that incorporates scalable Intel Xeon processors and fifth-generation IBMX-Architecture (eX5) technology. By purchasing a system with two fewer sockets, you can cut your licensing costs in half while using less energy for a lower total cost of ownership. And you won't have to trade performance for a denser form factor. The x3690 X5 offers leadership performance, including the ability to handle 12% more database transactions per minute than industry-standard two-socket servers.