Intel debuts 50-watt Quad Core server processors

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 13 March 2007. Intel Corporation has expanded its quad-core processor family with two energy-efficient 50-watt server processors that represent a 35- to nearly 60-percent decrease in power from Intel's existing 80- and 120-watt quad-core server products.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 13 March 2007.Intel Corporation has expanded its quad-core processor family with two energy-efficient 50-watt server processors that represent a 35- to nearly 60-percent decrease in power from Intel's existing 80- and 120-watt quad-core server products.

The new processors are designed to reduce electricity consumption and cooling costs, requiring 12.5 watts of power for each of the four cores or processing engines.

Intel is introducing two low-voltage processors: the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor L5320 and L5310. The new 50-watt quad-core processors operate at 1.86GHz and 1.60GHz, respectively, feature a unique 8 megabytes of on die cache for faster memory data communication and run on dedicated 1066MHz front-side buses. In 1000 unit quantities, the L5320 is priced at $519 and the L5310 at $455.

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.

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