Intel Hard-Launches Three New Quad-core Processors
Anh Tuan Huynh
January 7, 2007 1:27 AM
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Intel introduces Core 2 Quad Q6600, Xeon X3220 and X3210
Intel started shipping three new quad-core processors on Friday night. The three quad-core processors include the mainstream
Core 2 Quad Q6600
single processor workstation and server Xeon X3220 and X3210
Core 2 Quad
The Core 2 Quad Q6600 slots right below the current king-of-the-hill Core 2 Extreme QX6700 which launched two months ago. It’s clocked slightly lower at 2.4 GHz and features 1066 MHz front-side bus. L2 cache size remains at 8MB like the Core 2 Extreme X6800. Pricing will be $851 per unit in 1,000 unit quantities with a price drop to $530 expected in Q2’2007. Online retailer
ZipZoomFly currently has the Core 2 Quad Q6600 in stock for $989.99.
Joining the current Xeon 3000 series of processors are the new quad-core Xeon X3200 series. These processors are based on the same
core as the Core 2 Quad and quad-core Core 2 Extreme processors. The Xeon X3220 will be identical to the Core 2 Quad Q6600 albeit with Xeon branding. Slotted right below the Xeon X3220 is the X3210 which is clocked at 2.13 GHz. This model retains the same 1066 MHz front-side bus and 8MB of L2 cache as the other
Pricing for the Xeon X3220 is identical to the Core 2 Quad Q6600 at $851 per unit in 1,000 unit quantities with an expected price drop to $530 in Q2’2007. The lower clocked Xeon X3210 is priced at $690 per unit per 1,000 unit quantities with an expected price drop to $425 in Q2’2007.
In addition, Intel's single-core
E4300 will also make its debut this week.
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RE: What's the point?
1/7/2007 10:04:42 AM
Sorry about that, wrong info. ^^'
If Xeons uses the 775 socket, that will
be great! I've always wanted a Xeon
cpu for my desktop.
RE: What's the point?
1/7/2007 11:09:09 AM
These Xeons actually are part of 3xxx series which means they are Socket 775. These chips are tipically uses for single cpu servers - these quad core processors would make good servers.
Socket 771 ( like my Dual Xeon 5160's ) are part of the 5xxx series and run on more expensive dual CPU motherboards. There are so a series of 53xx chips for this series.
"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive
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