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Look forward to seeing another Intel socket for high density blades and routers

A few weeks ago we brought you a few images of Intel's Socket 771.  After reviewing the latest Intel roadmaps, it would appear that Socket 771 finally has a purpose: high density and embedded CPU replacements. 

We should stress that Woodcrest will not show up exclusively on Socket 771.  Embedded systems using PGA CPUs will be the only platforms affected -- and they are hardly consumer level components.  Manufacturers had told us that Socket 771 was originally for Sossaman (server grade Yonah Core CPUs), but it appears those forecasts were a little premature. 

Merom, the upcoming Intel mobile CPU set to replace Yonah, was also added to the Intel roadmaps for Low Voltage applications. However, Merom will stick to the traditional BGA and PGA packages.

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By Hulk on 4/1/2006 8:45:30 PM , Rating: 2
Do they use the same socket/chipset?

By DarthPierce on 4/1/2006 11:13:06 PM , Rating: 2
Yes for first generation merom (667MHz FSB).

Woodcrest the first?
By francism on 4/2/2006 7:18:10 AM , Rating: 2
Dempsey will be the first LGA771 cpu, actually. Woodcrest and Clovertown are drop-in replacements to Dempsey on a Bensley platform.

RE: Woodcrest the first?
By hstewarth on 4/2/2006 7:55:23 PM , Rating: 1
francism is correct, Dempsey will be the first LGA771 cpu, it is mention on Intel Spec finder site.

Assuming that Intel even releases the 50xx ( Dempsey ) line, I see no reason to get this line - but instead get the Woodcrest.

I saw some benchmarks on Demsey line and very impressive, but no where near as impressive as what is planned for Woodcrest.

Will Woodcrest be offered
By JetsFlyer on 4/24/2006 2:26:37 PM , Rating: 2
in a uni-processor platform (glidewell?) for single processor workstations?

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