Intel Woodcrest Xeon processors reviewed

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 27 2006 @ 16:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Yesterday Intel released its new Woodcrest server processors which use the new Core architecture.

Tom's Hardware Guide has posted a review over here and GamePC published theirs over here. Here's a snip:
These new "Woodcrest" Xeon processors will be sold under the Xeon 5100-series name, and will likely go on sale before the Core 2 Duo for the desktop will. Thus, if you want to get your hands on this technology first, read-on. In addition, seeing multiple "Woodcrest" processors in action also gives us a very vague preview-of-sorts to what Intel has in store for 2007 as well, as they will be merging multiple Core 2 Duo-like cores into a single quad-core processor (codenamed : Clovertown). Multiple "Woodcrest" Xeon processors will provide us with quad-core systems today, albeit the cores are split up over multiple processors. Without further adieu, let's see what Intel's new architecture is capable of.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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