MIDDLETON, Wis. 25 April 2012. Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is supporting the third generation Intel Core i7 processor across eight industry-standard form factors - COM Express, 3U VPX, 6U VPX, 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI, VME, air-cooled PrPMC/XMC, and conduction-cooled PrPMC/XMC. The XPedite7470 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) and XCalibur4401 6U CompactPCI SBC are the first X-ES products available to support the third generation Intel Core i7 processor.
Third generation Intel Core i7 processors provide higher performance and lower power compared to 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processors. 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors also include Intel HD Graphics with DirectX 11, which supports OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1. Initially, X-ES products are available with the quad-core Intel Core i7-3615QE, 2.3GHz and the quad-core Intel Core i7-3612QE, 2.1GHz.
Because of the lower power consumption of the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors, quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors are more easily supported in conduction-cooled applications. As with all Intel processors used in X-ES designs, the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors are on Intel's embedded roadmap for at least 7 years of availability.
X-ES plans on supporting dual-core versions of 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors when they become available as well.
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