Intel confirmed it will release the quad-core Kentsfield and Clovertown processors in November.
Intel officials declined to comment on the specific launch date. The sources earlier revealed that both Kentsfield and Clovertown are expected to appear at the same day, and that day will be November 16.
Clovertown and Kentsfield CPUs will consist of two dual-core dies with 4MB level-two (L2) cache per each die, and the L2 cache will be shared between all four cores, Intel said. The Clovertown family is planned to appear as the Xeon 5300 series, with core frequencies ranged from 1.6GHz to 2.33GHz and FSB frequencies from 1066MHz to 1333MHz, said Kirk Skaugen, Intel vice president of digital enterprise group and general manager of server platforms group. The 1066MHz FSB version will be ready for volume shipments at the launch date, and the 1333MHz FSB version has to be available in volumes within the following couple of weeks, he added.