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Three new Xeons added to the Q4 launch lineup

Intel’s latest roadmap reveals three new Penryn based Xeon models with a higher front-side bus speed – 1600 MHz. The three new 1600 MHz front-side bus processors are available in dual-core and quad-core models. Quad-core Xeon E5472 and E5462 are the first quad-core models to receive the 1600 MHz front-side bus treatment.

The Xeon E5472 features a 3.0 GHz clock speed while the E5462 features a 2.8 GHz clock speed. These models feature 80-watt thermal ratings as designated with the E moniker. Intel plans to release these 1600 MHz front-side bus processors in Q4 2007 with the rest of the Penryn family.

Pricing for the 1600 MHz front-side bus processor starts at $797 for the E5462 and $958 for the E5472, per processor, in 1,000 unit quantities. As far as pricing goes, the Xeon E5472 slots below the 3.16 GHz X5460 while the E5462 slots below the 3.0 GHz, E5450.

Intel has one 1600 MHz dual-core Penryn based Xeon processor ready for launch – the E5272. The Xeon E5272 features a 3.4 GHz clock speed and is priced at $1,172. Intel has also pulled in the launch of all dual-core Xeon processors to Q4 2007, with the quad-core processors. The dual-core Xeon E5260 and E5205 will also launch in Q4, not the Q1 2008 date earlier roadmaps showed.

Intel 1600 MHz front-side bus Xeon processors will drop into the upcoming Seaburg chipset. Seaburg features support for dual PCIe 2.0 x16 slots and up to 128GB of memory.

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By mrdelldude on 8/29/2007 10:35:41 PM , Rating: 2
A 3.0ghz K10 with 2 OCed 2900XTs scored just over 30,000 in 3Dmark06. The delays have hurt AMD, that's no lie, but it looks like they have a winner when they finally get it out.

How long do you think it will take them to release in quantity, not just a paper launch, a Barcelona at that speed?

They are months late and are only releasing at speeds up to 2GHz.

There's no doubt that AMD has some great minds working for them and they put out good chips. But it's only a couple of weeks away from launch, how many engineering samples have been tested and benchmarked in the wild?

Intel has let some Penryns out for quick and dirty benchmarking, and they are launching months after Barcelona. Not only that, a dual has been OCed from 2.3 to 3.2 with not much effort.

These are interesting times for CPUs. It's certainly exciting. I can't wait until Nahelem, at that time Barcelona will be considerably more mature.

RE: Intel Intel Intel...
By Brockway on 8/30/2007 1:46:17 AM , Rating: 1
Its allegedly a 2.5ghz Agena K10 overclocked to 3ghz, not Barcelona. Why can't you seem to tell the difference? Barcelona ships at somewhere around 2ghz, Agena at 2.6ghz give or take a point.

Those numbers seem pretty dubious though. How the heck can a .5ghz overclock net 5,000 3dmarks?

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