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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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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.


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