Intel planning six and eight-core server CPUs

Posted on Friday, Oct 19 2007 @ 16:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel unveiled plans for two new Xeon MP processors - the Dunnington and Beckton.

Dunnington will be based on the 45nm Penryn processor and will feature six cores, 9MB L2 cache and 12 to 16MB L3 cache memory. This six-core CPU should be ready by the end of 2008. The sechips will have a 1066MHz FSB and the power consumption will be 60W, 90W and 130W.

Somewhere in the second half of 2009 Intel will unveil the Beckton CPU. This processor will be based on the 45nm Nehalem architecture and will feature up to eight cores along with 24MB shared L3 cache memory. The TDP of the Beckton chips will be 90W and 130W and they will be the first server processors to feature four QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) controllers and four FBD2 memory controllers.

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