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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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RE: Intel Intel Intel...
By Glaedrin on 8/29/2007 10:43:45 PM , Rating: 1
I didn't exactly lean on the 30,000 score, but the memory bandwidth did seem accurate, considering that Intel's Quad-core CPU is not only limited by a memory controller that's not on the chip, but also that for cores 0 and 1 to communicate with 2 and 3, they must use the FSB.

Barcelona is a true Quad-core design that doesn't need to communicate through the FSB, and the L3 cache, coupled with Hyper transport, that should give it the aforementioned 10% lead on Penryn when clocks are ramped.

I would really like to know how the new Dual-core CPU's would do, considering that not everyone is going to have the cash for Quad.


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