Intel makes Nocona-core Xeons official
It's official. Intel has announced
a new line of Xeon processors with Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology. Here's a snippet from the press release:
Through a stable of technologies such as DDR2 memory, PCI Express, a faster 800MHz system bus, Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology and more, new platforms based on the Intel Xeon processor family enjoy faster memory support, improved graphics performance, extended memory addressability and improved power management. At the heart of the new platform is an advanced Intel Xeon processor, built on Intel's industry-leading 90-nanometer manufacturing process, which continues to take advantage of Intel Hyper-Threading technology, and a new chipset optimized for workstation platforms.
It will be interesting to see how well the new Xeon's "Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology" can reign in 90-nm power consumption and heat dissipation.