Only a few days ahead of the expected introduction of AMD's quad-core Barcelona processors, Intel has launched a pre-emptive strike in the form of its first 4P-capable quad-core server processors. As InfoWorld reports, the chips are coming out in six speed grades as part of a new Xeon 7300 series codenamed "Tigerton."
The six chips are clocked at speeds of 2.93GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.13GHz, 1.86GHz, and 1.6GHz. The 2.93GHz model has an 130W power rating and 8MB of cache, and Intel has launched two 2.4GHz models both rated for 80W and with cache sizes of 8MB and 6MB. Also sporting an 80W envelope are the 2.13GHz and 1.6GHz Tigertons, which both have 4MB of cache. The Xeon L7345 lies at the bottom of the power consumption ladder, rated for 50W with a 1.86GHz clock speed and 8MB cache.
According to InfoWorld, Intel is starting Tigerton chips at $856, with the top-of-the-line model costing a whopping $2,301.