Monday, August 16th 2010

Intel Readies New Xeon X5690 Processor, Fastest Six-Core

Intel is readying its fastest six-core processors ever. While the company is working to introduce the Core i7 990X Extreme Edition for launch sometime in Q4 2010, it's already begun sampling the Xeon X5690. The X5690 is a dual-socket ready LGA1366 processor based on the 32 nm Westmere-EP silicon. It carries a nominal clock-speed of 3.46 GHz (26.0 x 133 MHz), with a Turbo Boost speed of 3.60 GHz (27.0 x 133 MHz). It features a QuickPath Interconnect speed of 6.4 GT/s, and supports triple-channel registered DDR3 memory with its integrated memory controller. Cache levels include 256 KB L2 cache per core, and 12 MB shared L3 cache.

The processor is compatible with most server boards based on the Intel 5500 and 5520 chipsets with BIOS updates. A quick overclocking feat by Fitseries3 on the EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard yielded a speed of 5 GHz making use of the high BClk multiplier. The chip is likely to carry a rated TDP of 130W. Intel may release this processor in the next quarter, either displacing the X5680 from its US $1,730 price point, or occupying a higher one. The CPU-Z validation of the mentioned overclocking feat can be found here.
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18 Comments on Intel Readies New Xeon X5690 Processor, Fastest Six-Core

#1
robn
Was going to say "Send one to Fitseries3", but that's already happened :D
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#2
MoonPig
Lol, "Submitted by Fitseries3"

Well done on front page news :)
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#3
AlienIsGOD
NOICE!! a quick 5ghz by the one and only FitSeries3:toast:
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#4
erocker
Pay to play is an understatement! It will be nice when lower priced chips can do this. :)
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
i think everyone on forum automatically thought of fitseries when this CPU came up...
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#6
mdsx1950
Where are the 8-Core and 12-Core Xeons? :p :D
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
by: mdsx1950
Where are the 8-Core and 12-Core Xeons? :p :D
in fitseries OTHER PC, i guess.
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#8
Hayder_Master
i think we become to see Fitseries3 name in the news more than Obama
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#9
dark2099
by: erocker
Pay to play is an understatement! It will be nice when lower priced chips can do this. :)
shall i dig up the screenie of my 650 doing 5ghz on air, might not have the raw power of a 6 core, but if clocks are your ultimate goal, any of the 32nm chips should suit you well
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#10
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
:toast::toast::toast::toast:
:):):)
Freak'n awesome dude:rockout:
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#11
HillBeast
3.46GHz? WTF! That's insane and that's also on a hexa-core? I want. Now.
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#12
mdsx1950
by: HillBeast
3.46GHz? WTF! That's insane and that's also on a hexa-core? I want. Now.
The i7 980X offer 3.33GHz and thats also a hexa-core. ;) Though the 990X will probably have a 3.5GHz clock or so. :D

Wonder how the the X5690 costs. Would love to put two of these babies on a SR-2. :D
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#13
HillBeast
by: mdsx1950
The i7 980X offer 3.33GHz and thats also a hexa-core. ;) Though the 990X will probably have a 3.5GHz clock or so. :D

Wonder how the the X5690 costs. Would love to put two of these babies on a SR-2. :D
Yeah I know, but this is even more insane is what I meant. Intel really do go hardcore with their new extreme edition chips. It's such a shame Sandy Bridge is around the corner. Nehalem has so much more in it...
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#14
mdsx1950
by: HillBeast
Yeah I know, but this is even more insane is what I meant. Intel really do go hardcore with their new extreme edition chips. It's such a shame Sandy Bridge is around the corner. Nehalem has so much more in it...
Hardcore chips for hardcore people. :D Hopefully Sandy Bridge brings out some chips where you literally shit your pants. :laugh: :D
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#15
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
I want one! hehehe 6 core @ 5GHz crunching 100% 24/7 for the win! :toast:
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Might as well say 3.6ghz. That SR2 is a killer board. I wish Maximum PC would of had two of these babies to put in this years dream machine.
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#18
ABYZ
The bottleneck is not the processor speed, but the possibility to implement the available faster DDR3 speeds than 1333, as well as SAS/SATA 600 /6.0.

Unfortunately I read nothing about this and I fear I won't read about it at the final release... Pity such a drawback for such high priced processors (but the competence lacks in these much more).
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