Items tagged with Yorkfield

Intel is in the process of spring cleaning: After updating its product portfolio this week, the chipmaker is phasing out five Xeon processors built around the Conroe and Yorkfield cores in order to make room for its Nehalem core-based Xeons. All of the Xeons on the chopping block have 1333MHz front side busses. The two parts with X in the product number are 45nm, 95-watt Yorkfield parts, while the three without are 65nm, 65-watt Conroes. To be more specific, the company is getting rid of the following processors: Quad-core 2.66GHz Xeon X3350 with 12MB L2 cache Quad-core 2.5GHz Xeon X3320 with 6MB... Read more...
We recently reported that Intel may postponing the release of their X48 chipset by a month or two, and now it looks like they may be doing the same with their 45 nm “Yorkfield” quad-core CPUs.  While the X48 delay is allegedly to make motherboard manufacturers happy, the delay of the CPUs seems to stem from AMD's Phenom not being available at clock speeds as high as many in the industry were speculating.“Intel has already notified its partners that it will push back the launch of the three CPUs to February or March next year, depending on AMD's schedule for triple-core and the upcoming Phenom... Read more...
We've gotten more than a few inquiries from readers, since we launched our Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (aka Yorkfield) article, about whether or not the new 45nm quad-core chip from Intel will play nice in legacy motherboards.  The party line from Intel is that while technically, Yorkfield quad-core processors are not supported by chipsets like the 975X and P965, some motherboard manufacturers may choose to validate and support the product.  We've recently been able to prove out that on at least one 975X board, the Asus P5W64WS Pro, using one of Intel's new 45nm Core... Read more...
It seems like Intel started talking about the Penryn core as soon as the Conroe core launched in the form of the first Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors.  Penryn was to be the next evolution in Intel’s Core microarchitecture and would be the foundation of a new class of mobile, desktop, and server processor built using the company’s advanced 45nm manufacturing process. Penryn wouldn’t be a straight die-shrink of Conroe, however.  With Penryn, Intel planned to introduce new SSE4 instructions, increase the amount of L2 cache per core, reduce power consumption, and generally enhance... Read more...
A little over a year ago at the Intel Developers forum in San Francisco, Intel allowed a small group of members of the technology press to run benchmarks on a pre-configured Conroe-based system, well before processors based on the Conroe core had begun to ship. This was a new strategy for Intel, but a welcomed one in our opinion as it gave enthusiasts a chance to glean some real information about an upcoming product well before it actually hit store shelves.  Intel continued to employ this strategy in the weeks leading up to the launch of the Kentsfield core. Once again, in... Read more...