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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

Model
Core
Frequency
TDP
L2 Cache
Launch Price

X54603.16 GHz 120W12MB
$1,172

E54503.00 GHz 80W12MB
$851
E5440
2.83 GHz 80W 12MB
$690
E54302.66 GHz 80W12MB
$455
E5420
2.50 GHz 80W12MB
$316
E54102.33 GHz 80W 12MB
$256
E5405
2.00 GHz
80W12MB
$209

Penryn Quad-Core Xeon DP - 1600 MHz FSB

Model
Core
Frequency
TDP
L2 Cache
Launch Price

E54723.0 GHz 80W12MB
$958

E54622.8 GHz 80W12MB
$797

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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By colonelclaw on 9/19/2007 8:42:22 AM , Rating: 1
apart from the 24mb cache, the existing top model isn't a mile away from what you want, but it has to be said the gfx cards that ship in current macs are a bit shitty. that's why i'm waiting for these new ones


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