Intel launches 13 six-core Xeon CPUs on March 16 2010

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Intel is planning to release 13 dual-socket, 32nm Xeon processors with six cores on March 16th, 2010. The flagship is a six-core, 12-thread Xeon X5680 processor. The chip has a frequency of 3.33GHz, 12MB cache, Intel Turbo Boost, Hyperthreading and a 130W TDP.

In addition to the Xeon X5680, the March 16 release list includes five more six-core chips, all with 12 threads and 12MB of cache -- the Xeon X5670 (2.93GHz, 95W), X5660 (2.80GHz, 95W), X5650 (2.66GHz, 95W), L5640 (2.26GHz, 60W) and W3680 (3.33GHz, 130W).

Seven 32nm, quad-core processors are also listed, all with 12MB of cache -- the Xeon X5677 (3.46GHz, 130W), X5667 (3.06GHz, 95W), E5640 (2.66GHz, 80W), E5630 (2.53Hz, 80W), E5620 (2.40GHz, 80W), L5630 (2.13GHz, 40W), L5609 (1.86GHz, 40W). All of those chips, with the exception of the Xeon L5609, have eight threads, Hyperthreading and Turbo Boost. Three additional 45nm processors are also scheduled for release on the same date, this includes the quad-core Xeon E5507 (2.26GHz, 80W, 4MB cache), dual-core E5503 (2.00GHz, 80W, 4MB cache) and quad-core, eight-thread W3530 (2.80GHz, 130W, 8MB cache).

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