New Intel Server Processors: Fewer Watts, High Performance
"Intel have issued a press release detailing the introduction of two low-voltage 45nm processors for servers and workstations that run at 50 watts"
Two new low watt, high performance quad core Xeons.
Intel have issued a press release detailing two new Xeon CPU's aimed at servers and workstations. These new low-voltage processors are built on the 45 nanometer (nm) process and run at 50 watts (or just 12.5 watts per core) with frequencies as high as 2.5GHz.
Intel state that the Quad-Core Intel Xeon L5400 processors are as much as 25 percent faster, and have a 50 percent larger cache size than Intel's previous-generation or low-voltage Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors, while at the same time maintaining the low 50-watt thermal envelope.
The two new processors in question are the L5420 and L5410 CPU's which run at 2.50 GHz and 2.33 GHz, respectively, and feature 12MB's of on-die cache and dedicated 1333 MHz FSB.
The press release also reads:
"Using Intel's hafnium-infused high-k metal gate transistors has allowed our quad-core 45nm low-voltage server chips to attain new heights in power-efficient performance," said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel's Server Platforms Group. "These chips deliver the speed needed while using meager amounts of energy."
Pricing and availability of these CPU's is mentioned at $380 for the L5420 and $320 for the L5410 but after having a little search, over here in the UK you would be looking at paying around £255 for the L5420 and £215 for the L5410.
If you wish to read the full press release, it can be found here.
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