Feeds

Intel powers down four-core Xeon

Sun stroked

The essential guide to IT transformation

Proving that it no longer aspires to making chips hotter than the surface of the sun, Intel has pushed out new, low-voltage versions of its best Xeon chip.

Server customers will now have access to a pair of 50W Xeon chips. The products consume between 35 per cent and 60 per cent less power than existing four-core Xeons which run between 80W and 120W. The lower power processors mark a continued effort on Intel's part to serve makers of compact, cooler systems.

Those interested in the new chips will want to look for the 1.86GHz L5320 and the 1.60GHz L5310. Both chips have 8MB of on die cache and 1066MHz front sides buses. The L5320 costs $519 in volume, while the L5310 costs $455.

The new kit can be slotted into existing "Bensley" platform servers that run on standard dual- and quad-core parts today.

The likes of Dell, IBM, HP and Rackable Systems will put the low-power chips in systems over the next few months. ®

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Will It Blend? Maybe. BlackBerry’s secret comeback weapon
The Desktop PIM buddy: A 1990s idea finally done right?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?