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Core Officially Starts With Woodcrest

Today Intel is to officially announce the release of new processors based on Core architecture. The first model will be the server Xeon 5100 based on Woodcrest.

Let's sum up everything again. The Woodcrest will feature LGA-771 socket and will support multi-way configurations. This is actually the key difference from the desktop Core 2 Duo series.

Xeon 5100 processors are made using 65nm process technology and have TDP up to 80W. Here's how the initial series looks like:

  • Xeon 5110 (1.6GHz / 4MB L2 / 1066MHz FSB, $210)
  • Xeon 5120 (1.86GHz / 4MB L2 / 1066MHz FSB, $260)
  • Xeon 5130 (2GHz / 4MB L2 / 1333MHz FSB, $320)
  • Xeon 5140 (2.33GHz / 4MB L2 / 1333MHz FSB, $455)
  • Xeon 5150 (2.66GHz / 4MB L2 / 1333MHz FSB, $690)
  • Xeon 5160 (3GHz / 4MB L2 / 1333MHz FSB, $850)
  • Low-voltage Xeon 5148 (2.33GHz / 4MB L2 / 1333MHz FSB, $519)

Woodcrest will also support DDR2-533 or DDR2-667 memory as well as FB-DIMM. Note the lack of HyperThreading support. Instead it offers Execute Disable Bit, virtualization.

So, Intel's new architecture took off and our readers will be able get in touch with it in about a month, when the desktop Core 2 Duo (Conroe) is released.

Source: Intel

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