Sunday, March 20, 2011

Xeon X5698: the first Intel CPU at 4.4 GHz

The youngest do not remember maybe not, but the fastest processor that Intel has never marketed is still ... Pentium 4, versions of which 570 and 670 reached 3.8 GHz. By comparison the fastest Core i7 culminate today at 3.4 GHz and 3.8 GHz do not climb to a temporary maximum of Turbo. This fact, however long that Intel chips (and AMD) are able to exceed these limits, usually through a simple overclock.

It was therefore logical that Intel will come. But do not give you a vitamin content of these chips anytime soon. The smelter would have produced year-end Xeon individuals. It was Westmere EP / Gultown to six hearts, which only 2 cores are kept active and pushed to 4.4 GHz or 4.66 GHz. Prototypes last year, only one model "commercial" was born: the Xeon X5698, clocked at 4.4 GHz.

This chip would literally out-of-common pusique only major OEM would have access. It also does not appear in any public document from Intel.

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