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Intel Rolls Out New Xeon Processors

Single-socket 3500's and dual-socket 5500's

By Zac O'Vadka on Mar 31, 2009 01:26 am CDT - 0 mins, 33 secs reading time

Intel formally announced the introduction of the new 3500 and 5500 series Nehalem-based Xeon processors.

Intel Rolls Out New Xeon Processors

The 3500 series chips are meant for single-socket systems while the 5500's are meant to dual-socket configurations. According to both series of chips will be available with speeds up to 3.2GHz and feature Intel's turbo boost, hyper-threading, virtualization support, and integrated power gates.

Xeon 3500 processors will cost between US$289-$999 while the Xeon 5500's will run between US$188-$1600. New Mac Pro owners have already had access to the new Xeons, and Dell and Lenovo will have workstations available soon. Intel says that there will be over 230 systems available with the new Xeons before the year is up.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Zac O'Vadka

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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