Intel’s Tigerton processors to clock up to 2.93GHz

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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    • Whybee
    • 12 years ago

    #2 y[<45nm quad-core parts should easily break 3.0Ghz barrier with sane TPD <]y Maybe, or maybe not. Nowadays it is very diffucult to predict how your clock rate will scale when you move to a smaller process size and it is not just a matter of TDP. A safer prediction would be to say that at 45nm we are likley to see 3GHz chips with TDP below 100W

    • Ricardo Dawkins
    • 12 years ago

    you ppl are crazy….argueing with the one below about a chip clockspeed…3ghz or not…my main CPU is 1.1Ghz…

      • Anomymous Gerbil
      • 12 years ago

      Of course, what are they thinknig?! <slaps head>

      Why would anyone need more speed/power than what Ricardo has on his desktop… how stupid of them.

        • Sniper
        • 12 years ago

        hahaha 🙂

    • UberGerbil
    • 12 years ago

    At the Beijing IDF Intel claimed they would have 80W and 50W versions of Tigerton for blades. No word on what frequency they run at, however. Though for shops were CPU density matters more than raw performance (web farms, for example) it really doesn’t matter.

    • Sargent Duck
    • 12 years ago

    They’ve been around a while true, but it takes a lot of power, resulting in a lot of heat to break it, unlike breaking 2GHz, which was pretty easy. A 2GHz chip takes very little to cool, where as even Core 2’s need some good cooling to get over 3GHz. Athlon 64 just consumes a tremondous amount of power to hit 3.0GHz.

    • blastdoor
    • 12 years ago

    So, every socket gets its own FSB, is that right?

    • derFunkenstein
    • 12 years ago

    edited for my own stupidity

    • Sniper
    • 12 years ago

    The magical ~3ghz barrier continues.

    Oh well.

      • Krogoth
      • 12 years ago

      Going beyond 3Ghz while maintaining a sane TDP is the difficult part.

      45nm quad-core parts should easily break 3.0Ghz barrier with sane TPD .

        • 41.60l23
        • 12 years ago

        That’s already a pretty massive thermal envelope as it is… 150W!

      • SPOOFE
      • 12 years ago

      I guess I don’t understand your point in mentioning that. 3+ ghz chips have been around for a while.

        • Sniper
        • 12 years ago

        You’re dumb. My point was chips don’t go past ~3ghz. The tilda means something. In other words, I’m saying chips have been hovering just about around 3ghz, and they continue to do so. Why am I explaining this. Give me some coffee.

          • SPOOFE
          • 12 years ago

          3.8 ghz is “around 3 ghz”?

          I’m sorry you felt the urge to make an utterly incorrect comment on some Internet forum. The temper tantrum you exhibit, however, is solid gold hilarity. Keep it up, kid! You may have a career in Vaudeville ahead of you!

            • Anomymous Gerbil
            • 12 years ago

            y[<3.8 ghz is "around 3 ghz"?<]y Of course it is, just like pi is "about 4", according to Congress [well, it b[

            • Ricardo Dawkins
            • 12 years ago

            hehe…you funny…

            • Anomymous Gerbil
            • 12 years ago

            hehe…you boring…

            • Ricardo Dawkins
            • 12 years ago

            who cares ? 😛

            • SPOOFE
            • 12 years ago

            Ya got me there. Who am I, a small and carbon-based being, to argue with the Infinite Will and Wisdom of the Mighty Congress? 😀

            • Sniper
            • 12 years ago

            If you’re talking about single-core, yeah. 3.8ghz has been done, but it’s no where near the 7ghz processors and beyond that we were promised (falsely).

            The discussion is about multi-core processors.

            • SPOOFE
            • 12 years ago

            Now you’re moving the goalposts. 3+ ghz dual-core procs can be purchased for less than a hundred bucks on Newegg. Not much of a barrier if it’s been penetrated multiple times, eh?

            • Sniper
            • 12 years ago

            Yawn.

            • Jigar
            • 12 years ago

            Do you like Toaster ???

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