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HP Announces Six Core Istanbul Workstation

 "HP understands the immense pressure its customers are under to deliver more return on investment in a shorter period of time," said Jeff Wood, director of Worldwide Marketing for workstations at HP. "By providing the most extreme combination of technologies – up to 12 cores in one workstation – HP continues its commitment to bringing customers leading-edge technologies."

Launched last month at Computex Taiwan, the six core Opterons are said to offer an increase in performance of up to 34 percent, while using a similar amount of power to AMD's quad core Opterons. Packing an ATI FirePro V7750 GPU, HP's press release states that the xw9400 has a starting price of $1,899. However, a quick visit to the HP website puts the entry-level version of the xw9400 at $2,599 with a quad core processor. Whether it’s down to human error or HP not updating the site yet, we don’t know but we’ll update as soon as we figure things out.*

*Our lovely commenters figured things out for us. Hat tip goes to bk420 for the link to the base model HP was referring to, which appears to be a special offer. Click here for the deets.

  • bk420
    That's cool. Here is the link with the right minimum price ($1891): http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/MiddleFrame.asp?page=config&ProductLineId=433&FamilyId=2460&BaseId=26852&oi=E9CED&BEID=19701&SBLID=

    This will be an amazing workstation.
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  • bk420
    bk420That's cool. Here is the link with the right minimum price ($1891): http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/M 701&SBLID=This will be an amazing workstation.
    I noticed they have LIQUID COOLING on some models... AMAZING
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  • mathiasschnell
    But will it run... nevermind.
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  • Pei-chen
    Wondering if this is faster than dual i7 workstation. Either way, wish I have the money to buy and try GTA IV on it.
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  • Aoster87
    HP is still an aweful company.
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  • roofus
    Aoster87HP is still an aweful company.
    I second that.
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  • Pei-chen
    LOL, I just priced some of the parts and HP is charging $590 for 1TB enterprise SATA drive, $1,050 for 4x 2GB DDR2 ECC RAM and $69 for SLI bridge.

    If money grows on tree I'll need a forest to have HP charge me this kind of workmanship.
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  • one-shot
    I also just priced together some of the most expensive options and ended up with a system just over $22,000 USD. That's pretty extreme.
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  • DarkMantle
    I just clicked on the link of the article and tryed to customize my configuration but i dont see 6 cores Opterons anywhere on the processors options, the 6 cores Opterons models are 2435,2431,2427,8435 and 8431. I don't think the site is updated yet.
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  • DarkMantle
    I just clicked the link on the article and tryed to customize my configuration but i dont see 6 cores Opterons anywhere on the processors options, the 6 cores Opterons models are 2435,2431,2427,8435 and 8431. I don't think the site is updated yet. Unless i'm missing something.
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