Intel introduce 50W quad-core processors
These new processors require just 12.5 watts of power for each of the four cores or processing engines, deliver similar performance yet set a new standard in energy efficiency.
Intel has really responded to the industry’s call to deliver unprecedented breakthroughs for data center energy efficiency,” said Kirk Skaugen, vice president of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group and general manager of the Server Platform Group. “IT managers can get outstanding quad-core Intel Xeon server performance today and at no premium to dual-core products. We are thrilled to drive further records in lower power consumption and we won’t stop here. Our engineers and architects are passionate about delivering even more power-saving innovations down the road.
Intel is introducing two low-voltage processors: the quad-core Intel Xeon L5320 and L5310. The new 50-watt quad-core processors operate at 1.86 GHz and 1.60 GHz, feature a unique 8 megabytes (MB) of on die cache for faster memory data communication, and run on 1066 MHz front side buses. In 1,000 unit quantities the L5320 is priced at $519 and the L5310 at $455.
These processors can be coupled with Intel’s existing "Bensley" server platform and have been designed to be "drop-in" compatible with the existing Dual-Core and Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor families.
Servers based on these new processors are expected to be available worldwide over the next few months from Acer, Dell, Digital Henge, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, HCL, IBM, Rackable Systems, Samsung, Verari, Wipro and other companies.