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Intel Prepping 40 New Xeons for the First Half of 2012

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Intel is preparing a wave of new server processors for the first half of 2012: 20 new CPUs in Q1 and another 20 new models in Q2, according to Digitimes.

There will be seven 8-core CPUs in the first quarter, including the Xeon E5-2690, two 6-core processors (Xeon E5-1660 and 1650) as well as three quad-core processors including the E5-2609 and dual-core processor E5-2637.

For Q2, Intel has apparently scheduled eleven Ivy Bridge H2-series CPUs and seven additional Xeon processors, including the Xeon E5-2470. There will also be several low-power models, including the eight-core Xeon E5-2650L and six-core E5-2630L, both of which will debut in Q1, as well as the Xeon E5-2450L and six-core E5-2430L in Q2.

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    salgado18 , January 3, 2012 10:43 PM
    Is it just me, or those names still make no sense?
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    Marco925 , January 3, 2012 10:23 PM
    I wanna see some benchmarks.
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    salgado18 , January 3, 2012 10:43 PM
    Is it just me, or those names still make no sense?
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    CaedenV , January 3, 2012 10:47 PM
    mmmmm... duel 8 core with hyperthreading :)  16 cores, 32 threads of pure joy to match with 64GB of Ram. That would be fun if only I could afford it.
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    JohnnyLucky , January 3, 2012 10:55 PM
    Geez! That seems like an awful lot of cpu's.
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    austinwillis81 , January 3, 2012 10:58 PM
    and now im even more confused on server cpu name
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    drumsrule786 , January 3, 2012 11:15 PM
    I wouldn't mind a 16 core editing/gaming build. Too bad it would cost $5000 probably
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    eddieroolz , January 3, 2012 11:31 PM
    It would be so nice to be able to do a Xeon build, without breaking the bank.
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    wolfej26 , January 4, 2012 12:14 AM
    These are the sandy bridge based server CPUs, correct?
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    FloKid , January 4, 2012 12:18 AM
    If AMD releases 50 new processors I think they will win.
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    wolfej26 , January 4, 2012 12:19 AM
    Nevermind, I'm apparently blind and can't read the Ivy Bridge part.
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    Pinhedd , January 4, 2012 12:30 AM
    eddieroolzIt would be so nice to be able to do a Xeon build, without breaking the bank.


    Oddly enough a 2P gaming computer would probably hurt you more than it would help you. Inter-process latency, inter-processor latency and memory latency have a huge detrimental effect on real time applications that aren't extremely well threaded.
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    Pinhedd , January 4, 2012 12:31 AM
    drumsrule786I wouldn't mind a 16 core editing/gaming build. Too bad it would cost $5000 probably


    Oddly enough a 2P gaming computer would probably hurt you more than it would help you. Inter-process latency, inter-processor latency and memory latency have a huge detrimental effect on real time applications that aren't extremely well threaded.
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    bak0n , January 4, 2012 12:33 AM
    Each one will have its own designated chip-set, requiring the purchase of a new Intel motherboard for every upgrade to continue to milk profits from fan boys.
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    alyoshka , January 4, 2012 2:12 AM
    More CPUs??? Then they push in enough in the last 2 years....??
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    alyoshka , January 4, 2012 2:12 AM
    Oops... I meant, didn't they push.....
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    one-shot , January 4, 2012 3:08 AM
    These are SNB-E based Xeons for multiple and single socket systems based off of the Romley platform.
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    captaincharisma , January 4, 2012 3:17 AM
    bak0nEach one will have its own designated chip-set, requiring the purchase of a new Intel motherboard for every upgrade to continue to milk profits from fan boys.


    its still worth every penny than sticking with AMD's dollar store CPU's
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    falchard , January 4, 2012 3:53 AM
    Xeons and Opterons aren't the same as Core i's and Bulldozers. The Socket G34 is a very powerful platform, and for the server market right now a Bulldozer is better designed then the desktop based Xeon chips. Not to mention they are a bucket load cheaper. AMD is actually doing good in Server and Mobile markets.
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    bit_user , January 4, 2012 5:43 AM
    Nice. I wasn't expecting any IB Xeons until Q3. I'm glad I waited out Sandy Bridge.

    Intel is competing with themselves, at this point. Look forward to some massive overclocking potential, as I'm sure they're pushing the 22nm nowhere near their limit.
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    digiex , January 4, 2012 9:43 AM
    Many HPC makers still prefer AMD because of it's performance to price index.
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