Quad-core Xeon details unveiled

Intel’s “Kentsfield” and “Clovertown” Xeons are right around the corner, Anh Huynh reports for DailyTech.

“Intel is planning to release quad-core Kentsfield based Xeon 3000 seriesprocessors. The new Xeon X3220 and X3210 processors will be identical to the recently named Intel Core 2 Quadro processors and share the same Kentsfield core,” Huynh reports.

Processor numbers, core frequencies, bus frequencies, L2 cache information and prices can be found in the full article here.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
Intel quad-core ‘Kentsfield’ coming in time for holiday season – August 18, 2006
Apple shows off new Xserve with Quad 64-bit Intel Xeon processors at LinuxWorld – August 17, 2006
Apple Mac Pro Quad Xeon 3.0GHz benchmarks – August 16, 2006
Ars Technica reviews Apple Mac Pro Quad Xeon 64-bit workstation – August 11, 2006
Apple introduces Xserve with Quad 64-bit Intel Xeon Processors – August 07, 2006
Apple unveils new ‘Mac Pro’ featuring quad 64-bit Intel Xeon processors – August 07, 2006


  1. i love it

    recall the bad old days of the g4 and steve having to backtrack over the fuck up that moto foisted on us ?

    it’s 500 mhz

    oh shit

    ok , 450

    now you wankers moan aboot progress

    get a fucking clue

    we are lucky bastards !!!! be happy ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. It would be logical to keep the “slowest” mac pro at 1 CPU. Contrary to what some (ignorant!) people think going from 4 to 8 cores will NOT make your system twice as fast! Not all (actually not that many) ar truly optimized for n cores and FAR from all problems can be solved in parallell. In *those* cases, a single faster core would be more efficient.

    I would like 2×4 cores though, my code is optimzed for n cores and has been for the last 3-4 years ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. When apple announced it was going to intel, a long time computer geek friend of mine warned me to hang on, because upgrades would be happening 3-4x faster than with the slow gong PPC manyfactures. Right on!

    Get used to it!

    I’m planning to get an iMac next summer when they have been upgraded again (maybe even a second time?) and it has OSX 10.5 on it!

  4. w/e greatcaffeine the g4 is a very respectable processor its just not the latest greatest so unless you are a freaky video editor needing lots and lots of ram and processor speed then most tasks are milliseconds slower which translates into not much difference. ooo yours loaded in 10seconds and mine in 14seconds ooooo im impressed. yeah ruined my day to loose 4 seconds now stfu

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