Monday, March 8th 2010

Intel to Introduce 8-core Xeon Nehalem-EX, 6-core Westmere-EP Processors This Month

Intel is set to introduce a series of eight-core Xeon server processors later this month, that are capable of running in four-socket servers. With HyperThreading technology enabled, each core can handle two threads, taking the logical CPU count on such servers up to 64. Each Nehalem-EX chip has 8 CPU cores with dedicated L2 caches of 256 KB, a shared L3 cache of 24 MB, and Turbo Boost technology that helps conserve power while also stepping up performance when needed. The die also features a memory controller with four DDR3 memory channels. Being based on the Nehalem architecture, the chips are built on the 45 nm HKMG process.

In related news, Intel will also introduce Westmere-EP processors later this month. These chips will be based on the 32 nm Westmere architecture, and are likely to have 6 cores, up to 12 logical CPUs per chip, 12 MB of L3 cache and three DDR3 memory channels. These chips will be suited for two-socket servers and workstations.


Source: PC World
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25 Comments on Intel to Introduce 8-core Xeon Nehalem-EX, 6-core Westmere-EP Processors This Month

#1
Roph
New underwear, please.
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#2
qwerty_lesh
make that a double, on the rocks :pimp:
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#3
TIGR
Simple computing evolution.
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#4
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Any speculation on pricing for the octo-core?
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: qwerty_lesh
make that a double, on the rocks :pimp:


For HPC, with love.
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#6
cbupdd
wow, 8core with quadchannel ddr3?
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#8
HalfAHertz
Are these going to be multi chip solutions, i.e. two 4 cores stuck together or a uniform chip? Dang Intel are really stepping up their game!
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: HalfAHertz
Are these going to be multi chip solutions, i.e. two 4 cores stuck together or a uniform chip? Dang Intel are really stepping up their game!
No, four physical processors on a motherboard with four CPU sockets.
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#10
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: Kreij
Any speculation on pricing for the octo-core?
Not really relevant for us, 4 socket = high end server = expensive. I would prefer to see their dual socket brothers.
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#11
REVHEAD
One of these would be great for my home theater PC.
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#12
toastem2004
I would love to have access to one of these for a day, i could recode my entire DVD collection in the span of a few hours (only 30 movies or so)
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#13
Jizzler
Since we know there are going to be 1P and 2P G34 boards allowing for the (relatively) cheap use of 8 and 12-core Opterons, it's not much of a stretch to think that there will be 1P and 2P boards for these chips as well. Making them quite relevant to me :D



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#15
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
nope.

EX is beckton.

beckton is 45nm IIRC.

beckton uses S1567
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#17
DaedalusHelios
The 6 core is slated for 1366. There is no word on when 8 core will reach the consumer market.
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#18
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
no one read my post did they?
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#19
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Fitseries3
no one read my post did they?
R&C fail
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#20
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: Fitseries3
no one read my post did they?
Of course not, reading is boring. Only geeks read.
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#21
jasper1605
by: Fitseries3
no one read my post did they?
I read it :)
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#22
Jizzler
Yeah! Lets just look at more photos:



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#23
DaedalusHelios
by: Fitseries3
no one read my post did they?
LOL I did. I just figured I would clarify further for those who didn't pick up immediately. :)
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#24
fatguy1992
by: Fitseries3
no one read my post did they?
I did and thank you for the information.
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#25
Hayder_Master
by: Fitseries3
no one read my post did they?
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
R&C fail
by: DanTheBanjoman
Of course not, reading is boring. Only geeks read.
by: jasper1605
I read it :)
ohhh Fitseries3 seems i delay when posting and your post come over mine after posting, thanx mate
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