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Intel has officially released its 65nm Tulsa core Xeon 7100 series processors. The dual-core processors are based on Intel’s Netburst architecture and will drop into existing LGA771 motherboards. Intel is catering the Xeon 7100 series to multi-processor servers. The new Xeon 7100 series has new features such as up to 16MB of shared L3 cache and Intel Virtualization Technology. DailyTech previously reported details of Intel’s Tulsa.

Eight Tulsa core Xeon 7100 models are available with varying cache sizes of 16MB, 8MB and 4MB. Xeon 7100 models also have varying front-side bus speeds of 800 MHz and 667 MHz. Two different models with different thermal data power ratings of 95W and 150W are available. The Xeon 7100M models will have 150 watt TDPs while the 7100N models will have 95 watt thermal envelopes.

Intel Xeon 7100 series processors are available from 2.5 GHz to 3.4 GHz. Pricing starts at $856 for the lower Xeon 7110N and tops out at $1,980 for the top of the line Xeon 7140M model. Servers based on Intel Xeon 7100 series processors are expected from the likes of Dell, HP and IBM.  

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RE: 16MB = awful latency
By Chillin1248 on 8/30/2006 8:29:37 AM , Rating: 3
Also what do you mean borrowed from AMD?

You don't call AMD releasing Sockets 754, 940, 939, AM2 within... Three or four years of each other pretty rapid? How long has socket 478 and LGA-775 been around for?

RE: 16MB = awful latency
By Goty on 8/30/2006 8:32:18 AM , Rating: 2
LGA-775 has been around for maybe two years, I think. And you forgot s479 in there, too.

RE: 16MB = awful latency
By Thorburn on 8/30/2006 10:47:49 AM , Rating: 2
On the desktop Intel have had 3 sockets since the introduction of the P4 in 2001, Socket 423, 478 and LGA775.

The issue has been new processors using the same socket but requiring a new chipset (e.g. 945/955 for dual cores, 915/925 not being supported).
Socket 479 was a mobile socket, not one designed for use in desktop.

AMD have had 462, 754, 939, 940, AM2 in the same time frame.

RE: 16MB = awful latency
By mino on 8/30/2006 1:46:39 PM , Rating: 2
PIII generation 2 desktop physical slots/sockets -> 4 different electrical specs
P4 generation 3 desktop physical sockets -> 7! different electrical specs
Core generation 1 desktop physical socket -> 1 electrical spec

K7 generation 2 desktop physical slots/sockets -> 3 different electrical specs
K8 generation 2 desktop physical sockets -> 2! different electrical specs
1 server/FX physical socket - borrowed form server space
K8 DDR2 gener. 1 desktop physical socket -> 1 electrical spec

Intel: 6 sockets/12 platforms
AMD: 5(6)sockets/6(7) platforms

s940 was never a real desktop socket so it should not be considered(940 custemers got pretty long upgrade path on Opteron line inmstead FX's)

RE: 16MB = awful latency
By mino on 8/30/2006 1:49:22 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry for (un)readability.
I forgot that the editing system will screw the spacing :(

RE: 16MB = awful latency
By Griswold on 8/30/2006 1:29:41 PM , Rating: 2
Lets see.

754 was the budget socket
939 was the performance socket
940 was, initially and only for a short time, the socket for A64 and served Opterons for years, like 939.
AM2 came to unify all this, at least in the 1p segment regardless of type.

They didnt change sockets around randomly.

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