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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8/15/2007 4:37:05 AM
To add on to what you said....
When you overclock, you are also stating that you want more pipelines to be filled by the higher bus frequencies....In order for processors to do more and more...One needs higher caches to keep those pipelines fed...
One proof of cache performance is the overclocking performance....an E6300 at 3ghz ends up in some benchmarks doing as well as a E6700...and when overclocked to say 500 x 7 for 3.5ghz, your performance gets limited by present L2 cache...
The extra 2MB of cache actually allowed performance to increase by as much as 10% of many applications. The presence was important.....the E6320s overclocked beat out the X6800 because of the same cache and higher clock speed achieved overclocked.
Xeon Processors are for servers and the cache is extremely important because of the high level of Input/Output operations that a server must make per second dealing with many clients simultaneosly.
Now I would like to see AMD release their Desktop Quad Core Processor because I want to see a Quad Core price war with Intel. ^_^
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