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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

L2 Cache
Launch Price

X54603.16 GHz 120W12MB

E54503.00 GHz 80W12MB
2.83 GHz 80W 12MB
E54302.66 GHz 80W12MB
2.50 GHz 80W12MB
E54102.33 GHz 80W 12MB
2.00 GHz

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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By coldpower27 on 8/14/2007 9:19:22 PM , Rating: 2
Oh you mean for the desktop derivatives, it's still a bit early to say, but were looking at Q1 2008 for Yorkfield and Wolfdale, Yorkfield XE sometime in Q4 2007.

RE: Xeon's are nice and all, for the server space
By lompocus on 8/14/2007 10:08:51 PM , Rating: 1
:( please tell me you are pulling those numbers out of your ass, PLEASE MAN PLEASE!

Darn, well at least now it gives me time to upgrade from my P5N32-SLI (590 intel) to an X38 in order to even USE penr-I mean, Wolfdale :(.

Did they say 'fiscal year' Q1, because usually that means it encompasses october and november, and that is when Crysis comes out!

By deeznuts on 8/15/2007 12:45:29 PM , Rating: 2
Nope, his numbers sound about right for Yorkies and Wolfies. They'll come out with a Yorkie XE to showcase it, but then the others will follow suit.

"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive
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