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Intel announces energy-efficient quad-core processors that consume 50-watts of power

Intel today released two new energy-efficient quad-core Xeon processors for multi-processor servers. The new Intel Xeon L5320 and L5310 operate at 1.86 GHz and 1.60 GHz respectively. Energy-efficient Xeon models consume 50-watts of power, which translates to 12.5-watts of power per core. Intel’s regular quad-core Xeon 5300-series consume 120-watts of power.

Energy-efficient Intel Xeon L5320 and L5310 processors are nearly identical to their higher-clocked counter parts. The energy-efficient models have 8MB of total L2 cache, 4MB of shared L2 per pair of cores, as with other Xeon 5300-series models. Front-side bus of the Xeon L5320 and L5310 are clocked at 1066 MHz, similar to the normal Xeon E5320 and E5310.

Pricing for the energy-efficient Intel Xeon L5320 and L5310 is $519 and $455 in quantities of 1,000, respectively. Intel Xeon L5320 and L5310 processors are drop-in compatible with Intel’s Bensley server platform.

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By Mitch101 on 3/12/2007 6:21:23 PM , Rating: 1
Now if only we could get the video cards down in power consumption.

RE: Sweet.
By Shintai on 3/12/07, Rating: 0
RE: Sweet.
By KaiserCSS on 3/12/2007 7:00:09 PM , Rating: 1
Ignorance must be bliss.

RE: Sweet.
By AntiV6 on 3/13/2007 1:41:57 AM , Rating: 2
Why is everyone complaining about the "extreme" energy consumption of modern GPU's? People want more performance, and that is what Nvidia/DAAMIT give us. Wont the extra juice that the GPU's consume only cost a few dollars more per month?

And if so; the people who own them should be able to afford it...

RE: Sweet.
By TSS on 3/13/2007 4:20:51 AM , Rating: 2
it's not so much the juice as the heat.

my ATI x1900xt at stock speeds runs 90-100 degrees stock. thats CELCIUS, not fahrenheit. replaced the stock cooling block for a zalman (vf500 i belive, the one before that heatpipe one) and it mattered, uhm, almost nothing. just cools down alot quicker but still runs hot. not to mention to could start building some heavy duty muscle by just lifting the stock cooler a couple of times, and now the new ATI card will be bigger, larger cooler, and oh! if my card runs 90 stock, then how much will a card do when you up the wattage by what was it? 40% or something? (cant find how much the x1900xt uses).

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