Intel introduces new dual-core Xeons

— 12:33 PM on May 23, 2006

As we mentioned over in our Woodcrest preview, Intel has silently introduced a number of dual-core Xeon processors based on a 65 nm Dempsey core. The chips can be seen on Intel's Xeon spec sheet bearing 5030 to 5080 model numbers, clock speeds ranging from 2.67 GHz to 3.73 GHz, front side buses between 667 MHz and 1066 MHz, and cache sizes of 4 MB across the board. Thermal design power is in-line with similarly clocked Pentium D 900-series chips, with 2.8 GHz and 3.0 GHz models sporting 95 W power envelopes and the 3.2 GHz and 3.73 GHz variants rated for 130 W. Intel also launched a low-power 3.2 GHz Xeon with a 5063 model number and 95 W TDP. Intel's price list hasn't been updated with these new Xeons, but DailyTech says the 3.0 GHz, 3.2 GHz, 3.2 GHz low-power, and 3.73 GHz chips are priced at $209, $316, $369, and $851, respectively. Those prices are rather low for server/workstation chips, but their Socket 771 design sadly makes them unusable in desktop motherboards.

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