Look's like AMD's next-gen Barcelona chips will beat out Intel's Penryn based Xeon parts for launch. Dailytech report that we wont be seeing quad-core Penryn Xeons until November 11.
Pricing and brief specs have also been mentioned across the full Penryn Quad-Core Xeon lineup, with the base model E5405 (2GHz) going up at $209 through to the highest model X5460 processor at $1,172 (3.16GHz).
Intel has set the launch date for its Penryn based quad-core Xeon processor family. The company intends to launch seven new Harpertown based models ranging from 2.0-to-3.16
GHz on November 11, according to a posting on Intel's reseller webpage. Standard "E" bin and performance "X" bin processors launch on November 11.
Intel Xeon processors carrying the "E" designation feature 80-watt TDP ratings while the "X" bin processors have higher 120-watt TDP ratings. Intel does not plan to launch the low-power "L" models
until Q1'08, with two models in the pipeline.