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Xeon Woodcrest

Pat Gelsinger showed off the Bensley platform at the Spring IDF 2006.

Pat Gelsinger showed off the Bensley platform at the Spring IDF 2006.

We used these Micron FB-DIMMs for the first round of testing.

We used these Micron FB-DIMMs for the first round of testing.

The component in the middle of the module is the AMB (Advanced Memory Buffer). At DDR2-533 it clocks at 3.2 GHz, which is why it gets pretty hot and why it consumes at least 6 W per FB-DIM module today.

The component in the middle of the module is the AMB (Advanced Memory Buffer). At DDR2-533 it clocks at 3.2 GHz, which is why it gets pretty hot and why it consumes at least 6 W per FB-DIM module today.

Xeon 5160 aka Woodcrest runs in any Bensley/5000 chipset motherboard that supports FSB1333.

Xeon 5160 aka Woodcrest runs in any Bensley/5000 chipset motherboard that supports FSB1333.

Intel's S5000PAL server motherboard.

Intel’s S5000PAL server motherboard.

This is what the Xeon 5160 system looked like after the reassembly.

This is what the Xeon 5160 system looked like after the reassembly.

The reference system is well designed and appears to be very close to final systems.

The reference system is well designed and appears to be very close to final systems.

It looks cool, because it is cool. However, the fans are very noisy.

It looks cool, because it is cool. However, the fans are very noisy.

Intel's Xeon 5610 aka Woodcrest.

Intel’s Xeon 5610 aka Woodcrest.

From the outside you wouldn't be able to tell that there is anything new.

From the outside you wouldn’t be able to tell that there is anything new.

From the outside you wouldn't be able to tell that there is anything new.

From the outside you wouldn’t be able to tell that there is anything new.