Items tagged with Xeon

As gamers and hardware enthusiasts, it’s easy to get jaded by Extreme Edition processors and multi-card CrossFire configurations. They push performance full-bore. And although you’ll never hear AMD, Intel, or NVIDIA recommending against using their enthusiast offerings in higher-end configurations, there’s no denying that Xeons, Opterons, Quadros, and FireGLs belong to a different pedigree. It’s The Hamptons versus South Beach. You can’t go wrong either way, but there is a distinct difference. So when it comes time to pass judgment over workstation-class hardware, you might be tempted to turn your nose up at a list of stuffy-sounding specs. A quad-core Xeon running at under 2 GHz? Two gigs... Read more...
Rumor alert: It looks like Intel could be planning to launch new Xeons based on the new Penryn core on November 11th.  The good news is that CPUs should start at $209 for a 2.00 GHz and top out at 3.16 GHz for $1,172.As we’ve reported before, we expect the Penryn family CPUs to ship with larger caches and the new SSE 4 instructions.  The entire industry is also eagerly awaiting AMD to announce their next generation chip, Barcelona, before the end of the year.  It's going to be a great holiday season for people who love processors.As with all rumors, take this with a grain of salt until Intel makes a public statement.... Read more...
It was at this year's Consumer Electronics Show that we were first exposed to an Intel demo machine dubbed the ' V8' .  Intel wouldn't label the machine as a direct response to the QuadFX platform by AMD, but they did want to stress the point that enthusiasts could have a dual-socket, eight-core Intel powered machine today if they went with a workstation platform.  At the heart of the 'V8' machine were two quad-core Xeon processors, a dual-socket S5000XVN motherboard powered by the Intel 5000X-series chipset, and 4GB of RAM.  No doubt a powerful system.  But there was only so much Intel could convey in a 'quick and dirty' demo.  To assess the true power and capabilities of... Read more...
Back in January at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Intel was showing off a rig in their booth dubbed the "V8". It was essentially a dual-socket workstation platform outfitted with a pair of quad-core Xeon processors for a total of eight cores - hence the 'V8'. In their demo, Intel ran the CPU benchmark built into 3DMark06 and as was evident in the signage over the rig, proudly boasted that it was capable of a CPU score of 6,089 points.  Today we've actually got the parts in house to assemble a similar rig, but ours is configured with considerably more powerful hardware...          What... Read more...
Intel Marks Energy-Efficient Milestone With 50-Watt, High-Performing Quad-Core Server Processors Processors Represent Nearly Ten-Fold Power Consumption Improvement in Less than 2 Years SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12, 2007 - Further expanding its quad-core processor family line-up, Intel Corporation today announced two energy-efficient 50-watt server processors that represent a 35- to nearly 60-percent decrease in power from Intel's existing 80- and 120-watt quad-core server products. As companies increasingly focus on reducing electricity bills and cooling costs associated with their computing needs, these new processors, requiring just 12.5 watts of power for each of the four cores or processing... Read more...
Intel, in a move to make its Xeon line of processors more attractive, will be slashing prices in April for it's Xeon 3200 quad-core and X3000 dual-core series CPUs . The price cuts are targeted at the 1-way server market with the goal of increasing demand in order to gain a larger slice of the server CPU pie. Intel plans to lower the price for its Quad-Core Xeon 3200 and Dual-Core Xeon 3000 processors, in April 2007, in a bid to help boost demand in the 1-way server market. It will also introduce new 1-way targeted chipsets in the second half of the year, but will hold off releasing new processors based on 45nm technology until 2008. The Quad-Core Xeon X3220 is expected to... Read more...
New High-End Intel Server Processors Expand Performance Leadership Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 7100 series Intro Continues 'Summer of Servers' Push SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled eight new Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 series processors designed for multi-processor servers. Previously codenamed "Tulsa," the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 7100 series delivers on key requirements to support the demands of enterprise applications: top performance and reliability. The processor family also includes lower-power, 95 watt options that reduce associated energy costs. The Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 processor series offers up to twice the performance1 and nearly three... Read more...
By now, we hope you've all read our article detailing the features and performance of Intel's new Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors.  If you haven't, go do that now. Then come back and check out GamePC's evaluation of Intel's Woodcrest Xeon 5150 and 5160 Processors. Woodcrest and Conroe are based on the same Core microarchitecture, hence the similar performance and power characteristics. "Nearly one month ago, we took our first glimpse at Intel's new "Core" architecture based processors for workstations and servers, codenamed "Woodcrest". The "Woodcrest" architecture is the basis of the new Intel Xeon 5100 series processor lineup, models of which are just making... Read more...
There is a very good write up posted at GamePC evaluating Intel's new 5000 series dual-core Xeon processors.  GamePC tested the new CPUs with Intel's new chipsets and FB-DIMM memory as well. "Today at GamePC, we've decided to take a thorough look at Intel's new dual-core Xeon 5000-series processors. These chips, based on their new "Demspey" core architecture, are Intel's second attempt at a dual-core Xeon design. At peak clock speeds of 3.73 GHz with 2 MB of cache per core, all manufactured on a 65nm process, their results this time appear to be far more successful. We test these new Xeons against AMD's fastest dual-core Opterons in workstation/server environments, along with tests... Read more...
Intel Boosts Energy Efficient Performance With First Dual-Core Low-Voltage Intel Xeon Processor HILLSBORO, Ore., March 14, 2006 – Intel Corporation is outfitting server, storage and telecommunications equipment makers with a new ingredient for squeezing more performance out of space– and power–constrained environments. It is the first low–voltage Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor to combine dual–core technology with Intel's innovative power management capabilities, helping to boost energy–efficient price/performance with up to two to four times the performance–per–watt of previous Intel Xeon processors and platforms.** The historical need for raw computing... Read more...
Hey there everyone, JeffB stepping in with your Thursday morning news update.  We've got a shootout between an AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon as well as a good looking Samsung LCD.  If you are in the market for a laptop, Designtechnica has a look at a Gateway M210XL.  For more on how to select the right laptop for you, check out our Buyer's Guide here. DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D Motherboard @ Bigbruin.com: "There is no end to the amount of tweaking you are allowed on this board. With very minor effort and time, I was able to get a FSB of 300 MHz at a multiplier of 8 for a CPU frequency of 2400 MHz. With some time spent, this board will go much higher, although this particular... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  Well, today is the day that we celebrate our mothers.  Whether they are cooking our food, mending our cloths or tending to our wounds; mothers are the adamant friend that is always there.  We may not always get along with them, but we always love them.  On behalf of the HH crew, to all the mothers out there;  Happy Mothers Day :) Building the Super Case for a Liquid Cooled Dual Xeon Workstation @ PC Perspectives "The concept used here is really quite simple.  It starts by putting the motherboard and all of its accessories in an isolated area, under a greenhouse style window.  This allows easy viewing of all the "must see"... Read more...
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