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Intel Sets "Penryn" Xeon Launch Date

Barcelona arrives first
| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Aug 15, 2007 12:12 am

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).


Full details here.


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.


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