“For the past two years Intel has been holding workshops in Oregon, where they invite a few of the hardware sites to view their upcoming technology. In May of this year, AnandTech made their way up to Oregon to have a look at Woodcrest. While we were there we were presented with the normal marketing hoorah, what product launch is without that? But we also had some quite interesting presentations like Virtualization, and where Intel sees that market going (it’s going sky-high for those that haven’t been keeping up with it).
While in Oregon, we also took a look at a running Clovertown machine. Clovertown is the code name for Intel’s quad-core chip, which is coming out in early 2007. It will be a drop-in part to most Woodcrest systems, running at 1066MHz FSB. How’s that for upgradeability: 4-way to 8-way in under 20 minutes (your mileage may vary).”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- New interactive Intel processor product ID guide v1.3 @ OCInside
- AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (AM2) Overclocking Performance @ Tech Spot
- FX-62 Review @ Neoseeker
- Intel’s Core 2 Duo, leveling the playing field @ Hardware Analysis
- Intel Core 2 (Conroe): Thermal & Power Analyzed @ Hardware Zone
- Intel Core 2 (Conroe) Performance Review @ Hardware Zone
The stats on the upcoming Woodcrest server chip from Intel certainly make it seem to be an impressive leap from Xeon. A 4MB L2 cache shared between it’s two cores, a 1333MHz Dual-Independent Bus and signifigantly reduced power consumption are just a few of the improvements AnandTech discusses.