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Intel demonstrates quad-core 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 Penryn-based Xeon DP processors. Yesterday, DailyTech unveiled the Xeon DP models set for launch.  The costs of entry for Penryn-based Xeon DP processors start at $177 and top out at $1,172.

Intel has two Penryn-based quad-core Xeon DP processors under $300. The quad-core Xeon DP E5405 starts out at $209. The $209 price tag yields a quad-core 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 quad-core Xeon DP E5410 with its 2.33 GHz clock speed.

PenrynQuad-Core Xeon DP

Model
Core
Frequency
TDP
L2 Cache
Q4'07 Launch
Price

X54603.16 GHz 120W12MB
$1,172

E54503.00 GHz 80W12MB
$851
E5440
2.83 GHz 80W 12MB
$690
E54302.66 GHz 80W12MB
$455
E5420
2.50 GHz 80W12MB
$316
E54102.33 GHz 80W 12MB
$256
E5405
2.xx GHz
80W12MB
$209

As the clock speed increases, the price gaps between quad-core Xeon models get larger. Intel prices the 2.50 GHz quad-core Xeon DP E5420 at $316. Stepping up to the next speed-bin comes at a $139 cost, for the 2.66 GHz quad-core Xeon E5430. The quad-core 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 quad-core Xeon DP E5450 with its 3.0 GHz clock speed. The quad-core Xeon DP E5450 is as high as the Penryn-based Xeon lineup will go, while retaining an 80-watt thermal envelope. If 3.0 GHz is not enough, $1,172 will get you the big daddy of the Penryn-based lineup, the quad-core Xeon DP X5460. The quad-core Xeon DP X5460 has a 3.16 GHz clock speed, but the high clock speed comes at a cost. Intel rates the quad-core Xeon DP X5460 with a 120-watt TDP – 40-watts higher than the rest of the lineup.

Penryn Quad-Core Xeon DP (LV)

Model
Core
Frequency
TDP
L2 Cache
Q4'07 Launch
Price

L54302.66 GHz 50W12MB
$519
L54102.33 GHz50W12MB
$320

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

Penryn Dual-Core Xeon DP
Model
Core
Frequency
TDP
L2 Cache
Q1'08 Launch
Price
E52603.33 GHz 65W6MB
$851
E52051.86 GHz 65W6MB
$177

Intel only has two Penryn-based dual-core Xeon DP processors this time around. The two dual-core Xeon DP processors occupy the very bottom and the very top of the Penryn-based Xeon DP lineup, in terms of clock speed. The clock-topping 3.33 GHz dual-core Xeon DP E5260 costs $851 while the 1.86 GHz E5205 costs $177.

Expect Intel to introduce quad-core Xeon DP processors next quarter in normal and low voltage flavors. The dual-core Xeon DP processors are not Penryn launch products, but will arrive in Q1’08.




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