Intel Sets "Penryn" Launch Date
Anh Tuan Huynh
August 14, 2007 6:18 PM
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Intel prepares boxed quad-core "Penryn" based Xeon processors for November 11
Intel has set the launch date for its
based quad-core Xeon processor family. The company intends to launch seven new
based models ranging from 2.0-to-3.16 GHz on November 11, according to a posting on
Intel’s reseller webpage
. Standard “E” bin and performance “X” bin processors launch on November 11.
Intel Xeon processors carrying the “E” designation feature 80-watt TDP ratings while the “X” bin processors have higher 120-watt TDP ratings. Intel does not plan to launch the low-power “L” models until Q1’08, with two models in the pipeline.
Strangely, Intel never issued a formal announcement for the launch of
nor has the November 11 date showed up on roadmaps. Instead, the launch date popped up on a public webpage for resellers.
Quad-Core Xeon DP
-based Intel Xeon
processors begin at $209 for the entry-level E5405 to $1,172 for the top-end X5460. Although Intel set the launch dates for quad-core Xeon based
processors, the company remains silent on the launch date of the desktop and mobile counterparts.
architecture is the next evolution of the Core 2 micro architecture that made its debut with Woodcrest and Conroe processors.
introduces a 45nm fabrication process with a few
additional performance enhancements
. Most notably,
introduces new SSE4 instructions for enhanced multimedia performance.
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8/14/2007 6:34:39 PM
When you are bound by your front side bus, you want to stay as far away from memory as you can... thus larger cache.
8/14/2007 7:16:11 PM
Yes indeed. I can't wait for CSI to come out and alleviate some of the FSB issues. At least they are finally putting each socket on its own bus. (Yeah, it was in mid '06, but it was a long time coming.)
8/15/2007 7:57:37 AM
That is pretty much what I said in my post that was knocked down to a 0. Without an integrated memory controller, to keep the CPU happy, Intel processors NEED the huge caches we are seeing here. The Integrated memory controller that AMD uses improves the access to memory by such a large amount that a huge cache size isn't needed(though cache is still faster and will improve performance).
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