Intel has officially released no less than 16 new processors this week, all based around their new Penryn 45nm process technology.
Don't get too excited just yet though, as only one of these processors is for the desktop market and it happens to be a very pricey Core 2 Extreme part (around $999) in the QX9650. Check out our latest article here which takes a look at this processor up against pre-gen CPUs operating at the same 3GHz speed.
The other 15 processors announced from Intel are all server oriented dual and quad core "Xeon" models.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2007 - Built using an entirely new transistor formula that alleviates the wasteful electricity leaks that threaten the pace of future computer innovation, Intel Corporation today unveiled 16 server and high-end PC processors. In addition to increasing computer performance and saving energy use, these processors also eliminate eco-unfriendly lead and, in 2008, halogen materials.
Called the biggest transistor advancements in 40 years by Intel Co-Founder Gordon Moore, the processors are the first to use Intel's Hafnium-based high-k metal gate (Hi-k) formula for the hundreds of millions of transistors inside these processors. These Intel® Core 2 Extreme and Xeon® processors are also the first to be manufactured on the company's 45-nanometer (nm) manufacturing process, further boosting performance and lowering power consumption.