Intel has released their new 45nm Penryn chips.  Yet, as of this morning there are no manufaturers listed as takers of the new chip.  Obviously if you are reading this here you aren’t expecting HP or Lenovo announcements.  So, ahem… Apple, what are you waiting for?

If you are into that sort of thing, we have some CPU porn after the break:

 Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series based server platforms 

Key messages on performance, energy-efficiency, virtualization & scalability
Key message Compared to Supporting data Comparison basis
Extending performance leadership for main stream servers on the current stable platform Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5100 series Up to 119% (2.19x) higher performance Intel® Xeon® processor X5460 vs Intel® Xeon® processor 5160 – published/measured results on SPEC*jbb2005 – November 11, 2007.
Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5300 series Up to 21% (1.21x) higher performance Intel Xeon processor X5460 vs Intel® Xeon® processor X5365 – published/measured results on SPECjbb2005 – November 11, 2007.
New platform optimized for performance demanding HPC segment Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series Up to 30% (1.30x) higher performance for most HPC applications and up to 50% higher performance for optimized applications Intel® Xeon® processor E5472 vs Intel Xeon processor X5365 – published/measured results on SPECfp*_rate2006 (30% claim) and Black-Scholes* (50% claim) – November 11, 2007.
Energy efficiency leadership with 45nm high-k & metal gates technology Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5100 series Up to 104% (2.04x) higher perf/watt Intel® Xeon® processor E5450 vs Intel Xeon processor 5160 – published/measured results on SPECjbb2005 – November 11, 2007.
Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series Up to 38% (1.38x) higher perf/watt Intel Xeon processor E5450 vs Intel® Xeon® processor E5345 – published/measured results on SPECjbb2005 – November 11, 2007.
Built for virtualization Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5100 series Up to 118% (2.18x) higher performance Intel Xeon processor X5460 vs Intel Xeon processor 5160 – published/measured results on VMmark* benchmark – November 11, 2007.
Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series Up to 20% (1.20x) higher performance Intel Xeon processor X5460 vs Intel Xeon processor X5365 – published/measured results on VMmark benchmark – November 11, 2007.
Exceptional scalability Single-Core 64-bit Intel® Xeon® processor 3.80GHz Up to 441% (5.41x) higher performance Intel Xeon processor X5460 vs Intel Xeon processor 3.80GHz – published/measured results on SPECint*_rate_base2006 – November 11, 2007.

 

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