Intel announces Penryn quad core release date: Nov 11 36 replies

Please wait...

Oblivious

I tawt I taw a puddy tat...

50 XP

30th December 2002

0 Uploads

2,806 Posts

0 Threads

#1 12 years ago

Intel has announced it's release date for my next processor, the Penryn quad core. Nov. 11. I'm looking forward to it. At those prices, maybe I'll get the E5420 or the E5410.

Coincidentally this is only 5 days ahead of Crysis's intended release date. Or is it... Conspiracy!? :lookaround:

btw - These are the Xeon server processors. No hard news on the desktop/laptop releases, but the specs should be similar:

source: guru3d

Intel prepares boxed quad-core "Penryn" based Xeon processors for November 11

Intel has set the launch date for its Penryn based quad-core Xeon processor family. The company intends to launch seven new Harpertown based models ranging from 2.0-to-3.16 GHz on November 11, according to a posting on Intel’s reseller webpage. Standard “E” bin and performance “X” bin processors launch on November 11.

Intel Xeon processors carrying the “E” designation feature 80-watt TDP ratings while the “X” bin processors have higher 120-watt TDP ratings. Intel does not plan to launch the low-power “L” models until Q1’08, with two models in the pipeline.

Strangely, Intel never issued a formal announcement for the launch of Penryn nor has the November 11 date showed up on roadmaps. Instead, the launch date popped up on a public webpage for resellers.

Pricing for Penryn-based Intel Xeon processors begin at $209 for the entry-level E5405 to $1,172 for the top-end X5460. Although Intel set the launch dates for quad-core Xeon based Penryn processors, the company remains silent on the launch date of the desktop and mobile counterparts.

Intel’s Penryn architecture is the next evolution of the Core 2 micro architecture that made its debut with Woodcrest and Conroe processors. Penryn introduces a 45nm fabrication process with a few additional performance enhancements. Most notably, Penryn introduces new SSE4 instructions for enhanced multimedia performance.

clipboard01hr2.jpg

I think the "E540" in that chart is a typo. Should read E5420




SteVen

"World's Best Boss"

50 XP

14th August 2004

0 Uploads

3,254 Posts

0 Threads

#2 12 years ago

Very impressive November line-up. I still want to hear something about Wolfdale though..haven't heard anything about it. Wonder when AMD is gonna announce its competition...




Nemmerle Forum Mod

Voice of joy and sunshine

298,861 XP

26th May 2003

0 Uploads

28,182 Posts

6 Threads

#3 12 years ago

AMD will probably just drop its prices again and hope to avoid another serious arse kicking... I don't really see the point in Intel's line-up to be honest, a processor I bought five years ago can comfortably run pretty much everything I ask of it today and they don't seem to have become a great deal faster in terms of sheer GHz. What scale do I have to judge these things' power on nowadays?




Oblivious

I tawt I taw a puddy tat...

50 XP

30th December 2002

0 Uploads

2,806 Posts

0 Threads

#4 12 years ago
Nemmerle;3860264I don't really see the point in Intel's line-up to be honest, a processor I bought five years ago can comfortably run pretty much everything I ask of it today and they don't seem to have become a great deal faster in terms of sheer GHz. What scale do I have to judge these things' power on nowadays?

Sounds like you haven't really tried one of the new AMD or Intel dual cores. Amazing difference in performance, especially when multitasking, and it's getting more helpful with gaming.

You can forget about comparing the core speed of the new processors to the older ones. My daughter's E2140 1.6ghz Conroe can destroy many "faster" processors from a few years ago.

But, if you're happy with your processor, there's really no reason to upgrade at all, that's for sure.

For comparisons, you can try the Tom's hardware charts. (E2140/Pentium 4 E520 highlighted)




marvinmatthew

Tech is where you'll find me..

50 XP

13th April 2005

0 Uploads

3,627 Posts

0 Threads

#5 12 years ago

Has AMD set a release date for their new chips, 'Barcelona'?




Jeff Über Admin

I am a mean boss ⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️➡️??

184,643 XP

6th April 2000

0 Uploads

14,592 Posts

1,534 Threads

#6 12 years ago

I guess no one noticed these are the xeon chips not meant for desktop use? ;) Which I do find finny they make an extreme version of the processor that most people that use xeon's use. They'll get the middle selection and buy multiple cpu's for the same price and much better performance for what they need it for.

And I from what I can gather, it's going to be a while before amd can come up with something to knock intel off of the throne. It's next gen processors (Phenom) I don't see doing it. Sure, since the memory controller is on die and runs the speed of the cpu that's awesome. However I think they're just trying to stay in business now and making cpu's that most users will take.. not create the fastest and the best. Much like the strategy they have currently with ATi. They stopped competing with NVIDIA for the fastest and are now primarily making for mid-grade use.


Product Manager | GameFront.com




C38368

...burning angel wings to dust

50 XP

14th February 2004

0 Uploads

5,013 Posts

0 Threads

#7 12 years ago
n0e;3860613I guess no one noticed these are the xeon chips not meant for desktop use? ;) Which I do find finny they make an extreme version of the processor that most people that use xeon's use. They'll get the middle selection and buy multiple cpu's for the same price and much better performance for what they need it for.

I think we did notice, or at least the OP appears to have. Socket-compatible Xeons will work on a desktop board.




Jeff Über Admin

I am a mean boss ⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️➡️??

184,643 XP

6th April 2000

0 Uploads

14,592 Posts

1,534 Threads

#8 12 years ago

bah, I didn't even notice that line, lol.

[edit] I know there are a few models made that can work on a 775 socket, however I strongly doubt that will continue. Besides you can get a core 2 equivelent for a cheaper price.


Product Manager | GameFront.com




Oblivious

I tawt I taw a puddy tat...

50 XP

30th December 2002

0 Uploads

2,806 Posts

0 Threads

#9 12 years ago

I'm just excited since this is the processor line I'm waiting for. Multi-threaded stuff is around the corner plus I think my next video card will need the headroom.

...besides, my 9 year old's pc with a bargain conroe upgrade is now faster than my system, and we can't be having any of that nonsense now, can we?




C38368

...burning angel wings to dust

50 XP

14th February 2004

0 Uploads

5,013 Posts

0 Threads

#10 12 years ago
n0e;3860670[edit] I know there are a few models made that can work on a 775 socket, however I strongly doubt that will continue. Besides you can get a core 2 equivelent for a cheaper price.

A quick jaunt through the bowel's of Intel's site suggests that all 3000-series Xeons are and will continue to be compatible with LGA775. The Xeons referenced in the first post, 5000-series, are unlikely to be compatible as they have historically been produced in an LGA771 package and will probably continue to be so. 7000-series still appear to use a micro-FCPGA package.