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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 Penryn-based Xeon processors is set for November 12. Penryn will be Intel’s first 45nm architecture, designed for mobile, desktop, server and workstation use. Intel confirmed Penryn has a 410 million transistor die. Kentsfield has 582 million transistors while Conroe 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.

Penryn Quad-Core Xeon DP - 1333 MHz FSB

L2 Cache
Launch Price

X54603.16 GHz 120W12MB

E54503.00 GHz 80W12MB
2.83 GHz 80W 12MB
E54302.66 GHz 80W12MB
2.50 GHz 80W12MB
E54102.33 GHz 80W 12MB
2.00 GHz

Penryn Quad-Core Xeon DP - 1600 MHz FSB

L2 Cache
Launch Price

E54723.0 GHz 80W12MB

E54622.8 GHz 80W12MB

The company plans to release an onslaught of Penryn-based dual and quad-core Xeon processors with 1333 MHz and 1600 MHz front-side bus speeds. Launch speeds for Penryn-based quad-core Xeon models range from 2.0 GHz-to-3.16 GHz. Dual-core Penryn-based models start at 1.86 GHz and top out at 3.33 GHz.

Expect Intel to officially announce Penryn-based Xeon processors on November 12.

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Mac side...
By Doormat on 9/18/2007 2:28:38 PM , Rating: 2
On the Mac side, I'd love to see them get rid of Dual Core Xeons and go all quad core - especially at these prices. They can throw two QC 2.5Ghz chips in the Mac Pro for the same price they pay for DC 2.0Ghz chips ($316). Then offer the 1600Mhz FSB QC chips above that as options. $2200 for an reasonably fast Octo-Mac.. hmmm...

RE: Mac side...
By mrdelldude on 9/18/2007 2:48:29 PM , Rating: 2
Or you can wait for 2H 2008 when an 8-core Penryn is released, with 2 threads per core.

What would you call a system with 2 of these monsters (beside rediciously expensive)?

Hexa-core? Duotrigesal-threads?

RE: Mac side...
By Griswold on 9/18/2007 4:38:07 PM , Rating: 2
Bzzzz wrong. Thats nehalem, the next generation, not penryn, the current generations die shrink.

RE: Mac side...
By mrdelldude on 9/18/2007 5:49:46 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks ... my mistype and misread.

RE: Mac side...
By DEredita on 9/18/2007 4:16:54 PM , Rating: 1
I've been waiting a while. My PC died prematurely, but at least I have my Macbook from work to tie me over in the meantime. Can't wait until I could get my hands on the new Mac Pro when it comes out. Two quad cores, 1TB+ hard drive space, 512MB+ video memory, and 4GB+ Ram. The monster of my dreams will be born. w00t!!!

RE: Mac side...
By BAFrayd on 9/19/2007 11:10:20 PM , Rating: 2
All so you can continue to do what you're already doing with your current computer...

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