Intel offers 31W dual-core Xeon

By Justin Mann on
Making good on their promise to offer chips that aren't quite so obscenely power hungry as Prescott and Prescott based chips, Intel is releasing the dual-core “Xeon LV”. Operating at 1.6Ghz or 2.0GHz ($209 and $423 respectively), it consumes a mere 31 watts, an almost incredible six-fold reduction compared to other Xeons. Intel is obviously wanting to make a stab back at AMD, though for a Xeon you'd really expect the clock speed to be significantly higher, and to at least support 64-bit, but it doesn't. It's a start, however, but some are reluctant to test those waters:

However, the 32-bit design is one reason the top seller of x86 servers, Hewlett-Packard, decided not to build any machines using the first-generation Xeon LV. IBM concluded otherwise and includes the chip in a blade server that fits into its BladeCenter chassis. And HP is building some special-purpose machines for the telecommunications market using the Xeon LV.
As early as 3Q 2006, a successor will appear with the latent 64-bit enabled again, and perhaps higher clock speeds.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.