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Intel publishes information about its Xeon Clovertown and TigerTown processors

Intel publishes information about its Xeon Clovertown and TigerTown processors


Intel announced that its Clovertown quad-core server CPUs will support new capabilities, including lower power consumption, thanks to new stepping (B3 to G0).

Affected models include the entire range of Clovertowns: the X5355, E5345, E5335, L5320 and E5310 operating at 2.66/1.333, 2.33/1.333 GHz, 2.0/1.333 GHz, 1.86/1.066 GHz and 1.6/1.066GHz respectively. Apple doesn’t use such a Xeon in its Mac Pro, but we might expect to see the first Penryn Xeon find its way into the next Mac Pro revision.

Separately, Intel unveiled Xeon Tigertown, known as the Xeon 7300/7200 series, which is intended to compete with AMD’s Barcelona server CPU due tomorrow. Unlike the upcoming Penryn Xeon etched at 45nm, Tigertown will use the 65nm etching process.

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Tigertown will be available as Dual Xeon (7200) and Quad Core (7300) CPUs. The new chipset will allow users to establish 16-core processing power based on the Caneland four-socket server platform. Probably the biggest feature of the Caneland platform is that its four processor sockets are connected to the memory regulator hub (MCH) by four 1066MHz FSBs, providing plenty of bandwidth.

Source: Hard Mac