Intel preps 'Tigerton' Xeons for September
If Barcelona indeed comes in September as we've heard, it may arrive just in time to face renewed competition from Intel. According to DigiTimes, Intel plans to introduce a set of "Tigerton" processors intended for four-way servers some time at the start of September.
Tigerton CPUs will essentially be spinoffs of Intel's Core-based Xeons tweaked for operation in 4P systems. DigiTimes says the Tigerton lineup will include quad-core models clocked between 1.86GHz and 2.93GHz with either 4MB or 8MB of cache as well as dual-core models running at 2.4GHz and 2.93GHz with 8MB of cache. Prices will range from $856 for the cheapest dual-core model to a whopping $2,301 for the 2.93GHz quad-core part. Today, Intel's only 4P-capable parts are still based on the old Netburst architecture.