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. Yeh-heh-hehesssss . . . The Mac Ocho. Now appearing at de Apple Store nationwide. Or, as most Windows drones would call it: Obscure OS Quarterly.

    I want one. Of course I do. And maybe they’ll eventually come out with a “MILF” and a “Camel Toe” edition, too. Either way, from now on maybe just call it The Ocho.

    “What? Fatty made a funny!?!”

    Yeh-heh-hehehessssssssss . . .

  2. The Intel switch is why I’m here. Superfast hardware and the best operating system in perfect harmony.

    Has anyone else noticed the lack of Steve Distortion Field or at least it is weaker than before? No more BS Mac vs PC benchmarks that stretched the truth to breaking point.

    I am having one of those 8 core Mac Pros (Octo Pro) the moment it ships to go with my Macbook Pro.

  3. “Obsolete means no longer useful, right?

    Come on, folks. Your Mac won’t be obsolete until the run of the mill programs won’t run on it decently. Surely that time is still years away…

    No, we’re not on the cutting edge any more with what we’ve got, but these machines will show Leopard with style. Perhaps 10.6.1 will put us over the edge, but we got time…

    In the meantime, let’s enjoy these $1.5K, $2K, $3K machines. They aren’t toasters. They’re meant to be used up to the last. Any impulse to replace before necessary is arguably immoral.

  4. Based on what the core of my work entails, I wish Apple would give us more RAM slots in the iMac. Unless your applications are optimized for multiprocessor threading, the Core2Duo system is actually faster than the Mac Pro’s Xeon system. The benefit of the buffered RAM in the MacPro only kicks in under certain situations, and until those situations appear it does more to slow throughput than to help it. If the 24″ iMac allowed more than 3 GB of RAM I wouldn’t even consider the Mac Pro. Weird, but true.

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