New 50w Quad-core Xeons
Posted on: 03/12/2007 05:57 PM

Today, Intel has released a pair of new low(er) power Xeons. The new Xeon L5320 (1.86ghz) and L5310 (1.6ghz) both feature a full 8mb cache and 1066mhz FSB.
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 1.86 GHz and 1.60 GHz, respectively, feature a unique 8 megabytes (MB) of on die cache for faster memory data communication and run on dedicated 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.
The launch prices aren't too far of of the comparable "regular" quad-core Xeons, especially considering the 30w difference in power draw and associated reduction of generated heat.

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