Originally Posted by cdawall
how about the true 6 core design from amd for $1400 less
not to mention this is 75w not 90w 6x2.6ghz with a higher bandwidth link and larger cash and has been out for the entire month of june the dunnington model chips were an oh shit movement from intel trying to combat these 6 core chips from AMD
Intel Xeon E7450 Dunnington is a "true" six-core design. Xeon 7400 CPUs fit in the same Caneland platforms as older quad-core/four-socket Xeon 7300s, so they're little more than drop-in upgrades in some cases. Server makers should be able to fit as many as 16 Xeons 7400s in a single system, for a total of 96 processing cores with as much as 256GB of memory.
It is also at least half-year old, so AMD is very late to the party with their Istambuls.