Intel launches 10-core Xeon E7 server processors

By Matthew · 19 replies
Apr 5, 2011
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  1. Intel has introduced 29 new server processors to its E3 and E7 Xeon families today. The former serves entry-level customers while the latter represents Intel's most powerful server offering, supposedly setting 14 benchmark records and surpassing its Itanium chips.

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  2. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,069   +427

    When are they going to come out with a ten core consumer grade processor? I would assume there will be one in the next year or two. It will probably feature an $1000-$1500 price tag, but still it would be cool. The clock speed is not very impressive for the price tag though. I suppose its always like this though when more cores are added. Its a shame that xenon's are not put in laptops. They are great at working for long periods of time and don't ever seem to overheat.
  3. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Just wanted to point out: 2.6 billion transistors; that's just about the amount of transistors the power of a human brain equals to!** Could it be that sole computer systems (like one single server-processor) are beginning to match our phenomenal minds? Not trying to be overly dramatic or anything.

    (**Could also be that I'm getting this long-scale to short-scale conversion wrong, pardon me if that's the case)

    No seriously, Intel has been making some great progress regarding server-based hardware lately and itself awakens questions regarding the stance AMD has taken regarding Intel's "march."

    With AMD being simply enormous in the server-market with its Opteron multicore-solutions, one cannot avoid to wonder whether AMD will respond to this newer line of server-CPU's with fire... or with flames.

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    omg i want one
  5. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    So, how does it run Crysis? (if crysis could use 10 cores)
  6. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Booster Posts: 124   +9

    Lol BlindObject nice one XD
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Sarcasm right?

    AMD's market share of server class is somewhere in the order of 6.5% to Intel's 93 - 93.5%.

    Crysis would need to run on 20, 40 or 80 cores since the 10-Core Xeons are used in 2P, 4P and 8P (and up) LGA1567 boards.

    Always something vaguely sad about people who use meme's that are years past their "use by" date. If you need to remain years behind the curve I'd suggest checking out Encyclopedia Dramatica's Old Meme page for further material.
  8. krayzie

    krayzie TS Rookie Posts: 62

    cant wait till the come in the blades!
  9. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Can it run Pong?
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264's your answer
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    That was funny. In 2009.
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    I thought one outdated trope deserved another.

    Mission accomplished.
  13. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Two words: Envy - Desire :'(
    Cant wait to see how many Marks this baby can pull since the predecessor pulls 12k at a base price of 1,300dlls, now making simple math of prices it give us 48k marks? (lol) but not likely :p
  14. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Yes, once again your antipodean wit has bested me. You got a hearty ЛOЛ from my all my Geocities buddies.
  15. no thanks, intel. i played crysis 2 with amd x2 and ati 4350.:)
  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    WHAT! No FAIL.gif...son, I am disappoint (and so is Paula Deen, Chuck Norris, Hitler and Pedobear)
  17. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Actually I was glad this wasn't your typical 'quantity has a quality of its own' post, replete with 10 URLs, and a copy of a supporting dissertation from the St. Petersburg State University regarding the relationship between time elapsed and lulz enjoyed.
  18. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Cyrillic alphabet and St.Peterburg in consecutive posts...Russian fetishist?

    I tried keeping my posting down to single simple sentances with no corroborating information, but found I enjoyed not having to enter discourse with complete m0rons whose attention spans were limited to 140 characters or less.

    I must admit that reading poorly constructed arguments presenting personal bias and opinion as fact in a grammatically substandard way does have a certain naive charm, but I firmly believe everyone should play to their own particular strengths.
  19. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Nah, I was just seeing how long it would take for your Russian inferiority complex to kick in.

    Mission accomplished.
  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Making up imaginary arguments now?

    You probably need to acquaint yourself with some knowledge of the country known as New Zealand, since geography and demographics sure aren't your strong suit....You are aware that other countries have distinct characteristics right? not just a generic "Not the USA" that you were probably taught in summer school.

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