Wednesday, May 2nd 2012

Intel Plans Two Enterprise-Grade Pentium LGA1356 Processors

Intel is planning to launch its newest line of enterprise-grade Pentium processors. A little later this year, Intel will launch Xeon E5-4600 processors which are built in the LGA2011 package, and support quad-socket servers, followed by Xeon E5-2400, which will be built in the new LGA1356 package. Designed for 2-socket servers, LGA1356 is a new package that's roughly as big as LGA1366, but has an entirely different pin layout. It retains the 2-chip (processor+PCH) system layout, and has pins for a triple-channel DDR3 memory controller, 24 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes, and one QuickPath Interconnect link (compared to two links on the LGA2011), which lets the processor talk to its only neighbour.

The LGA1356 chips slated for a little later this year include the Pentium 1403 and Pentium 1407. The Pentium 1403 is clocked at 2.60 GHz, and the Pentium 1407 at 2.80 GHz. Both chips are dual-core, capable of single-socket operation only, but retain triple-channel DDR3 and 24 PCI-Express lanes support. Both chips pack 5 MB of L3 cache. Features such as HyperThreading, vPro, and Turbo Boost might not make it to these chips' feature-set. This Intel's second round of enterprise-grade Pentium processors in recent times.Source: CPU World
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24 Comments on Intel Plans Two Enterprise-Grade Pentium LGA1356 Processors

#1
Delta6326
A new socket again wow. I never thought I would see they day where Pentium and Enterprise went together.:eek:
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
New sockets every now and then in the enterprise segment doesn't matter. Nobody upgrades CPUs in the enterprise market, they upgrade entire servers.
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#3
HumanSmoke
by: Delta6326
A new socket again wow.
And? Judging by your system spec's you're running a P45, which means you've successfully bypassed LGA 1366, LGA 1156, LGA 2011 and LGA 1155 (and LGA 1248 and LGA 1537 if we're including enterprise- and since you're commenting on an multi-socket system we may as well). I'm going out on a limb and saying that there could well be others like yourself who may not feel the need to buy every shiny new thing that happens along....Having a choice to do so, however...
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#4
Over_Lord
News Editor
WHat's wrong with this company and sockets. Seriously.
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#5
ZoneDymo
by: thunderising
WHat's wrong with this company and sockets. Seriously.
amen to that, maybe its some deal with motherboard makers or something.
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#6
Delta6326
by: HumanSmoke
And? Judging by your system spec's you're running a P45, which means you've successfully bypassed LGA 1366, LGA 1156, LGA 2011 and LGA 1155 (and LGA 1248 and LGA 1537 if we're including enterprise- and since you're commenting on an multi-socket system we may as well). I'm going out on a limb and saying that there could well be others like yourself who may not feel the need to buy every shiny new thing that happens along....Having a choice to do so, however...
Whoops my bad I wasnt thinking of server mobos. But servers do have a few types you got 1155,2011,1356,1366
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#7
eidairaman1
by: thunderising
WHat's wrong with this company and sockets. Seriously.
biggest reason I wont buy them
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#8
Red_Machine
AMD has had pretty much the same socket for six years now. I'd rather buy from a company that replaced its socket every 18 months than buy from a company still using 6 year old technology.
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#9
eidairaman1
by: Red_Machine
AMD has had pretty much the same socket for six years now. I'd rather buy from a company that replaced its socket every 18 months than buy from a company still using 6 year old technology.
Misses the Good Ol Super 7 days.

So why havent you moved up to 1155/2011 yourself
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#10
HumanSmoke
by: Red_Machine
AMD has had pretty much the same socket for six years now.
Even that is a bit misleading. Try plugging an FX (BD variety) into virtually anything 790 chipset and earlier. Sweet being able to use a six-year-old socket...not so sweet if you've got to use a 6+ year old architecture CPU.
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#11
eidairaman1
by: HumanSmoke
Even that is a bit misleading. Try plugging an FX (BD variety) into virtually anything 790 chipset and earlier. Sweet being able to use a six-year-old socket...not so sweet if you've got to use a 6+ year old architecture CPU.
Ya considering the 700 series motherboards have to be atleast DDR3 capable or you screw up the chip
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#12
SIGSEGV
by: HumanSmoke
Even that is a bit misleading. Try plugging an FX (BD variety) into virtually anything 790 chipset and earlier. Sweet being able to use a six-year-old socket...not so sweet if you've got to use a 6+ year old architecture CPU.
oh boy..
what do you know about FX architecture? :slap:
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#13
HumanSmoke
by: SIGSEGV
oh boy..
what do you know about FX architecture? :slap:
How about some comprehension...
[quote="Me]Try plugging an FX (BD variety) into virtually anything 790 chipset and earlier (this means that you're stuck with K10- which is a tweaked K8 and earlier) Sweet being able to use a six-year-old socket...not so sweet if you've got to use a 6+ year old architecture CPU (since you cant use BD with 700 and earlier chipsets it means you are stuck with the aforementioned K8/K10 family...which actually dates from 2003)[/quote](Bold and italics added to facilitate understanding of a simple compound sentence)

Feel free to start the Zambezi/Valencia/Interlagos lecture- I promise I'll be right back.

[QUOTE=eidairaman1, post: 2618004"]Ya considering the 700 series motherboards have to be atleast DDR3 capable or you screw up the chip[/quote]So what? Single socket implies (by Red Machine) continuity. AM3/3+ might be as old as the hills- doesn't mean it's compatible with every CPU using AM3/3+
Go to the head of the class in remedial fanboyism.
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#14
Yo_Wattup
lol 6 year old intel would just about beat current amd, so whats the diff? Go intel. :roll:
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#15
Jizzler
by: Delta6326
A new socket again wow. I never thought I would see they day where Pentium and Enterprise went together.:eek:
Pentium Pro ;)
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#16
acerace
@[USER=98425]HumanSmoke[/USER] Blah blah blah. Are you happy now?
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#17
Red_Machine
by: eidairaman1

So why havent you moved up to 1155/2011 yourself
Because I haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm planning to get a Z77 mobo and a 2700K sometime in the next few months.
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#18
Delta6326
If I did my math right Intel has had 10-12 sockets in the last 6 years(includes server, mobile, etc.)
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#19
HumanSmoke
by: Delta6326
If I did my math right Intel has had 10-12 sockets in the last 6 years(includes server, mobile, etc.)
Meanwhile, AMD over the same time period...AM2/2+, AMD3/3+, F/F+, C32, G34, FM1 (one hit wonder), S1, FM2 (near introduction), and likely supplemented by FS1 in the near future.
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#20
cedrac18
by: Yo_Wattup
lol 6 year old intel would just about beat current amd, so whats the diff? Go intel. :roll:
You best be trolling. Are you going to make someone pull out Q6600 VS FX-8150 benchmarks just to shut you up?
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#23
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: btarunr
Both chips are dual-core, capable of single-socket operation only, but retain triple-channel DDR3
Without Hyper-threading that is a huge waste of memory bandwidth.
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#24
Morgoth
i stick with my current E5520 1366 socket until Xeons on 2011 get dirt cheap
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