Not exciting news to most enthusiasts except when they are at their day jobs, Intel has announced the new Xeon family of processors. This is a big family with lots of 32nm cousins, the branches being the E7-8800 E7-4800 and the E7-2800. The most powerful members of the family will be the the 10 10-core E7-8800 series, of which the top three models all top out at 2.4GHz with a TDP of 130 watts. That series has cousins like the 10-core low-voltage E7-8867L at 2.13GHz with a TDP of 105 watts, or an octo-core E7-8837 that hits 2.67GHz with a TDP of 130 watts. You will also see Xeon E3-1200 family aimed for low cost server builders but with many advantages over the previous generation. DigiTimes even has information on the pricing, "The Xeon processor E7-8800/4800/2800 families range in price from US$774 to US$4,616 in quantities of 1,000. The Xeon processor E3-1200 family ranges in price from US$189 to US$612 in quantities of 1,000."
"Based on Intel’s leading 32nm process technology, the new Intel Xeon processors have up to 10 cores with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, and deliver up to 40% greater performance than the Intel Xeon 7500 series processor. Concurrently, a new energy-saving feature reduces the power draw of idle portions of the chip. Beginning today, more than 35 systems based on the Intel Xeon processor E7 family are expected to ship from manufacturers around the world."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- AMD will out the ‘Southern Islands’ GPU architecture early @ SemiAccurate
- Intel pushes Xeon into Itanium territory @ The Inquirer
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- Nvidia launches a low cost Quadro 400 workstation card @ The Inquirer
- Nikon Coolpix P7000 Review @ Digital Trends