IDF: Intel concretizes six-core CPU server plans
In the developer forum IDF Intel has revealed new details about the upcoming six-core chip for servers on Westmere basis.
With the common Tic Tac principle it will probably take another year before the just announced Xeon on Nehalem basis will be replaced by the Westmere six core chip.
The most important feature is the smaller production process which will then be 32 nanometer. Furthermore Intel focuses on six cores as they did with the Dunnington. Beyond that Intel Vice President Pat Gelsinger announced a better power efficiency as well as an optimized cache.
The Westmere Xeon additionally is pin-compatible with the Nehalem Xeon and after a simple BIOS update it should be applied to appropriate platforms very easily.
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