Intel has rushed introduction of a new quad-core chip originally scheduled for next year to Monday to meet demand from server manufacturers for the processor. Intel is shipping the Xeon 5335 processor two months ahead of schedule as an addition to its 5300 series of quad core processors. The 5335 is a 2GHz processor with a 1.33GHz FSB and 8MB L2 cache. The 5335’s list price is US$ 690 when purchased in quantities of 1,000 or more. It is positioned above the 5320 model, which features a 1.86GHz processor, a 1.066GHz FSB, also selling for $ 690, and below the 5345, with a 2.33GHz processor and a 1.333GHz front-side bus for $ 851. All three operate at 80 watts, compared to higher-end 5300s, which operate at 120 and 130 watts.

Intel has rushed introduction of a new quad-core chip originally scheduled for next year to Monday to meet demand from server manufacturers for the processor. Intel is shipping the Xeon 5335 processor two months ahead of schedule as an addition to its 5300 series of quad core processors. The 5335 is a 2GHz processor with a 1.33GHz FSB and 8MB L2 cache. The 5335’s list price is US$ 690 when purchased in quantities of 1,000 or more. It is positioned above the 5320 model, which features a 1.86GHz processor, a 1.066GHz FSB, also selling for $ 690, and below the 5345, with a 2.33GHz processor and a 1.333GHz front-side bus for $ 851. All three operate at 80 watts, compared to higher-end 5300s, which operate at 120 and 130 watts.