Intel Sets Official "Penryn" Launch Date
Anh Tuan Huynh
September 18, 2007 1:17 PM
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Intel shows off "Penryn's" die at IDF
(Source: DailyTech, Brandon Hill)
November 12 is when "Penryn" will officially hit, in Xeon form
Intel’s Paul Otellini today, during the Intel Developer Forum, confirmed the launch for
Xeon processors is set for November 12.
will be Intel’s first 45nm architecture, designed for
, server and workstation use. Intel confirmed
has a 410 million transistor die.
has 582 million transistors while
has 291 million transistors.
Intel’s reseller webpage accidentally
leaked November 11
as the day resellers could start purchasing quad-core Xeon processors and listed the price. Intel immediately
locked out the reseller webpage
from the public after learning of the posting. Nevertheless, as with Intel launch tradition, the company typically launches new processors on Mondays, unless there’s a holiday.
Quad-Core Xeon DP - 1333 MHz FSB
Quad-Core Xeon DP - 1600 MHz FSB
The company plans to release an onslaught of
-based dual and quad-core Xeon processors with 1333 MHz and
1600 MHz front-side bus
speeds. Launch speeds for
-based quad-core Xeon models range from 2.0 GHz-to-3.16 GHz.
start at 1.86 GHz and top out at 3.33 GHz.
Expect Intel to officially announce
-based Xeon processors on November 12.
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Price points could allow everyone to get in on the 45nm...
9/18/2007 1:30:39 PM
Looks like the E5405-E5415 might make for some awesome chips on the desktop... Scrap that Q6600 and throw a E5420 in with 12 MB L2 and 45nm for the overclocking headroom. Guess it depends on the socket configuration though.
These chips could would be as tempting as the Xeon 3060's and 3070's which could be had on eBay for nearly the same prices as E6400's... The slightly better QC and fabs on the Xeon chips seemed to provide higher stable overclocks with less voltage for several people I know.
RE: Price points could allow everyone to get in on the 45nm...
9/18/2007 2:25:31 PM
Well, these Xeons will use enterprise boards and memory, so it's not quite as easy as "swapping them out".
However, when the desktop equivalents of these chips hit early next year, your statements will be very true.
"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer
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