Ready to rebound from the bit of floundering they have done in the past 12 months in the server market, Intel has prepped the Woodcrest processor and is ready to release
the new chip today. Claiming it is a chip specifically designed for office servers, it has many notable features that separate it from it's predecessor, including much lower power consumption and dual-core offerings. In the same family of CPUs as Merom and Conroe, Woodcrest will probably please those who try it as Conroe has failed to disappoint so far. Of course, it'll be released as a Xeon, with Xeon prices. The Xeon line hasn't seen much improvement for a long while, so it will be a welcome change.