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Intel Ships New Eco-Friendly Quad-Core Xeon Server Processors

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Intel Corporation continues to expand its 45-nanometer (nm) manufacturing chip portfolio with the launch of its first four halogen-free Intel Xeon processors, signaling another step in Intel's march toward minimizing the environmental footprint of its products. The chips reach new heights in performance and energy efficiency. Much of the energy efficiency these new processors provide comes from Intel's advanced 45nm manufacturing capability and its reinvented transistors that use a Hafnium-based high-k metal gate formula. In addition, all previously launched versions of the Intel Xeon 5200 and 5400 series will now be halogen-free.


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What is it with eco friendly and saving energy all of a sudden? Its not like saving 50w a day is gonna save the world..
 

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What is it with eco friendly and saving energy all of a sudden? Its not like saving 50w a day is gonna save the world..
It makes a huge difference in the environments these chips are usually used in.
 
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I wouldn't mind grabbing one my self... But this time they priced them a little out of our reach...I've all ways like the Xeon's.... Just never was able to put my self to buy one...
 
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What is it with eco friendly and saving energy all of a sudden? Its not like saving 50w a day is gonna save the world..
1./ Typically used in dual CPU setups. Therefore DIRECT saving is 100W. That's equivalent to a office room of fluorescent strip-lights.

2./ Indirect savings are lower heat output, means higher density of servers, = less equipment and less rent, and/or less cooling/air conditioning requirements = lower power bills.
 
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If you guys haven't realised, this is one of Intel's PR Exercises. They've been using Hafnium in their 45nm processors since they were released. This advertisment is towards higher-end businesses...
 

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Its so sappy dull-minded Mac fanboys feel good when they blow extra money on computer parts. Because saving the world, the environment, and Mac all go hand in hand.
Calm down. Xeon has nothing to do with Mac fanboys. In fact Mac Pro being Xeon based benefits from this. Don't use 'fanboy' accusations blown out of context.
 

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its just that 45nm has reached xeon quad cores, so they're advertising the same product in a different way. 80W on a quad core could save a lot of power if a business uses half as many PC's to do the same work.
 

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The full fleet of Harpertown was already out before its desktop counterpart (Yorkfield) came out full-fledged.
 

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Wow... this is pretty sad: Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5270 3.5GHz 1333MHz 80W $1172

Too much you think? I get why, but wow.
 
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Opps. I must appologize for my comments earlier. I was a little drunk, and lets say alot went on last night.

Anyway, now that I'm sober, I can see some cool benefits of the new Xeons say for companies like Google or Amazon that process a bazillion people a day. But nearly a 1200 price tag? A bit much, but if you got the money and are in the business, the more the merrier.
 
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Xeon's are not ment to be cheap its for servers and workstations not for your desktop