Thursday, August 30th 2007

Intel Readies 1600MHz Front-Side Bus Xeons

Intel’s latest roadmap reveals three new Penryn based Xeon models with a higher front-side bus speed – 1600MHz. The three new processors are available in dual-core and quad-core models. Quad-core Xeon E5472 and E5462 are the first quad-core models to receive the 1600MHz FSB treatment. The Xeon E5472 features a 3.0GHz clock speed while the E5462 is clocked at 2.8GHz. Both CPUs feature 80-watt TDP. Intel plans to release these 1600 MHz front-side bus processors in Q4 2007 with the rest of the Penryn family. Pricing for the quad Xeons starts at $797 for the E5462 and $958 for the E5472, per processor, in 1,000 unit quantities. The third and only dual-core 1600MHz FSB processor is E5272. The Xeon E5272 features a 3.4GHz clock speed and is priced at $1,172. Intel has also pulled in the launch of E5272 to Q4 2007, with the quad-core processors.Source: DailyTech
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6 Comments on Intel Readies 1600MHz Front-Side Bus Xeons

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Intel has always had awesome server cpus. Now with this aggressive pricing, they look even better.
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Wile E
Power User
So wait, the E5472 is gonna have a half multi? Are there any other Core 2 architecture chips with half multis?
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#3
Sasqui
I prefer a cheaper, lower FSB with higher multiplier myself, I'm running over a 1666 FSB right now on an E6600 - it's called "overclocking". ;)

And if DDR2 is supported on the platform, that would be DDR2-833 at 1:1 FSB... strange number.
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DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: Sasqui
I prefer a cheaper, lower FSB with higher multiplier myself, I'm running over a 1666 FSB right now on an E6600 - it's called "overclocking". ;)

And if DDR2 is supported on the platform, that would be DDR2-833 at 1:1 FSB... strange number.
Usually servers are quite important, they need to be reliable. Overclocking doesn't work here. Where do you get the 1666MHz number anyway?
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#5
Sasqui
by: DanTheBanjoman
Overclocking doesn't work here.
Duh.

by: DanTheBanjoman
Where do you get the 1666MHz number anyway?
Mia Culpa. 1600 is the right number. I was burning a bible when I read that.
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DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: Sasqui

Mia Culpa. 1600 is the right number. I was burning a bible when I read that.
At least you have the right priorities.
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