SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23, 2006 — Intel today disclosed record breaking1 results on 20 key dual-processor (DP) server and workstation benchmarks. The first processor due to launch based on the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture — the Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5100 series, previously codenamed ‘Woodcrest’ — delivers up to 125 percent performance2 improvement over previous generation dual-core Intel Xeon processors and up to 60 percent performance3 improvement over competing x86-based architectures4, whilst also delivering performance per watt leadership.5

‘The performance and system-level power consumption we’re seeing from our platforms built around the new Core microarchitecture has exceeded even our expectations,’ said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Server Platforms Group. ‘At the same time, customers demand more than just energy-efficient performance. We’ve developed a superior platform that delivers the latest server technologies including faster and more reliable memory, Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT), Intel® Active Server Manager and Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology. (Intel® I/OAT)’