Intel's Tigerton processors to clock up to 2.93GHz

— 2:01 PM on May 17, 2007

The folks at The Inquirer have landed some details about Intel's upcoming 4P server processor, code-named Tigerton. Intel's current Xeon 5100 "Woodcrest" and Xeon 5300 "Clovertown" processors may have the performance edge over AMD's chips, but they can only slip into dual-processor servers. According to The Inquirer, Intel will change that when it introduces its first Tigerton chips in the third quarter of this year.

Intel's flagship Tigerton processor—to be dubbed Xeon X7350—will have four cores, a 2.93GHz clock speed, 8MB of cache, a 1066MHz front-side bus, and a 130W power rating—in other words, the same specifications as the recently launched Core 2 Extreme QX6800. For reference, the speediest Clovertown processor Intel currently makes is the Xeon X5365, which runs at 3GHz with 8MB of cache, a 1333MHz front-side bus, and a 150W thermal envelope.

The Inq says other Tigerton processors will include 2.4GHz, 2.13GHz, and 1.6GHz models with 80W power envelopes, and a 1.86GHz chip with a 50W power envelope. Intel reportedly has a pair of 80W dual-core Tigerton models in store, too, but The Inq doesn't mention their clock speeds.

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