Intel demonstrates quadcore Xeon DP "Penryn" at Computex 2007 (Source: DailyTech, Anh T. Huynh)
Intel "Penryn" Xeon DP to start out at $177 and top out at $1,172
Intel’s latest roadmap reveals pricing for its upcoming Penrynbased Xeon DP processors. Yesterday, DailyTech unveiled the Xeon DP models set for launch. The costs of entry for Penrynbased Xeon DP processors start at $177 and top out at $1,172.
Intel has two Penrynbased quadcore Xeon DP processors under $300. The quadcore Xeon DP E5405 starts out at $209. The $209 price tag yields a quadcore Xeon DP processor clocked in the 2.0 GHz range, but below 2.33 GHz, with 12MB of L2 cache. Putting forth an extra $47 gets you the quadcore Xeon DP E5410 with its 2.33 GHz clock speed.
PenrynQuadCore Xeon DP

 Model

Core
Frequency  TDP
 L2 Cache
 Q4'07 Launch Price

 X5460  3.16 GHz

120W  12MB
 $1,172

 E5450  3.00 GHz
 80W  12MB
 $851 

E5440
 2.83 GHz
 80W 
12MB
 $690 
 E5430  2.66 GHz
 80W  12MB
 $455 

E5420
 2.50 GHz
 80W  12MB
 $316 
 E5410  2.33 GHz
 80W 
12MB
 $256 

E5405
 2.xx GHz
 80W  12MB
 $209 

As the clock speed increases, the price gaps between quadcore Xeon models get larger. Intel prices the 2.50 GHz quadcore Xeon DP E5420 at $316. Stepping up to the next speedbin comes at a $139 cost, for the 2.66 GHz quadcore Xeon E5430. The quadcore Xeon DP E5440 and its 2.83 GHz clock speed comes in at $690  $235 more than the E5430 with a 170 MHz lower clock speed. Breaking 3.0 GHz will cost $851 for the quadcore Xeon DP E5450 with its 3.0 GHz clock speed. The quadcore Xeon DP E5450 is as high as the Penrynbased Xeon lineup will go, while retaining an 80watt thermal envelope. If 3.0 GHz is not enough, $1,172 will get you the big daddy of the Penrynbased lineup, the quadcore Xeon DP X5460. The quadcore Xeon DP X5460 has a 3.16 GHz clock speed, but the high clock speed comes at a cost. Intel rates the quadcore Xeon DP X5460 with a 120watt TDP – 40watts higher than the rest of the lineup.
Penryn QuadCore Xeon DP (LV)

 Model

Core
Frequency  TDP
 L2 Cache
 Q4'07 Launch
Price

 L5430  2.66 GHz
 50W  12MB
 $519 
 L5410  2.33 GHz  50W  12MB
 $320 

If the 80watt thermal ratings are a bit high, Intel has low voltage quadcore Xeon DP processors. The quadcore Xeon DP L5430 and L5410 cost $519 and $320, respectively. The low voltage processors have 50watt TDP ratings and command an extra $64 over its 80watt counterparts.
Penryn DualCore Xeon DP
 Model

Core
Frequency  TDP
 L2 Cache

Q1'08 Launch Price
 E5260  3.33 GHz
 65W  6MB
 $851
 E5205  1.86 GHz
 65W  6MB
 $177 
Intel only has two Penrynbased dualcore Xeon DP processors this time around. The two dualcore Xeon DP processors occupy the very bottom and the very top of the Penrynbased Xeon DP lineup, in terms of clock speed. The clocktopping 3.33 GHz dualcore Xeon DP E5260 costs $851 while the 1.86 GHz E5205 costs $177.
Expect Intel to introduce quadcore Xeon DP processors next quarter in normal and low voltage flavors. The dualcore Xeon DP processors are not Penryn launch products, but will arrive in Q1’08.
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