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Intel prepares boxed quad-core "Penryn" based Xeon processors for November 11

Intel has set the launch date for its Penryn based quad-core Xeon processor family. The company intends to launch seven new Harpertown 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 Penryn nor has the November 11 date showed up on roadmaps. Instead, the launch date popped up on a public webpage for resellers.

Penryn Quad-Core Xeon DP

Model
Core
Frequency
TDP
L2 Cache
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
2.00 GHz
80W12MB
$209

Pricing for Penryn-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 Penryn processors, the company remains silent on the launch date of the desktop and mobile counterparts.

Intel’s Penryn architecture is the next evolution of the Core 2 micro architecture that made its debut with Woodcrest and Conroe processors. Penryn introduces a 45nm fabrication process with a few additional performance enhancements. Most notably, Penryn introduces new SSE4 instructions for enhanced multimedia performance.


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Hurry up AMD
By daftrok on 8/14/2007 7:09:10 PM , Rating: 1
Seriously they need to pick up the pace before they get shanked.




RE: Hurry up AMD
By Proteusza on 8/15/07, Rating: 0
RE: Hurry up AMD
By dm0r on 8/15/2007 7:50:56 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, amd planned to launch barcelona at 10 september and start delivering at 11 September, so its earlier than new xeons release.


RE: Hurry up AMD
By Targon on 8/24/2007 5:26:06 AM , Rating: 2
The problem is that the first release of Barcelona will only come at 2.0GHz speeds. The "good stuff" won't be out until November/December for Phenom X4, and who knows when the higher speed Opterons will be released.

I still think it is a positive thing for AMD that Intel isn't releasing their new chips faster than the 3.16GHz parts for their initial release, so AMD may be able to surprise some people in the fourth quarter. Many businesses tend to buy in the first quarter(when the new budgets come in for the year), while consumers look for holiday launches. If AMD is able to get Phenom X4 out in time for a late November release at 3.0GHz speeds, people should be fairly happy.


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