xeon Intels LGA 1356 Xeons coming this quarter, follows by Pentiums

It would appear that Intel is finally getting ready to unveil its LGA-1356 Xeon processors later this quarter and initially we'll see the Xeon E5-2400 series, a platform that will support up to two sockets. Oddly enough, Intel is said to be planning a couple of Pentium models that are compatible with the LGA-1356 socket, something that doesn't make sense at first.

It would appear that Intel is finally getting ready to unveil its LGA-1356 Xeon processors later this quarter and initially we'll see the Xeon E5-2400 series, a platform that will support up to two sockets. Oddly enough, Intel is said to be planning a couple of Pentium models that are compatible with the LGA-1356 socket, something that doesn't make sense at first.

The E5-2400 series of Xeon CPU's will be covering a wide range of market spaces and is intended for a lot of vertical applications such as networking equipment and various other non-standard applications, as well as cover Intel's mid-range server segment. There will be CPU's with a mere four cores and four threads all the way up to eight core models with support for 16 threads ranging in price from US$192 to Us$1440.

That still doesn't explain the Pentium SKUs though, but Intel has produced a few strange beasts in the past, such as the single core, hyper threaded Celeron P1053 for the LGA-1366 socket, clocked at a mere 1.33GHz. This was a chip specifically designed for the embedded market and we have a feeling the two upcoming models, the Pentium 1403 and 1407 are heading for the same market sometime later this year.

The Pentium 1403 is said to be a 2.6GHz part, with the 1407 being a 2.8GHz part. Both models have two cores and 5MB of L3 cache which sounds somewhat odd. The TDP should be 80W which is fairly high considering Intel has slower clocked Xeon models at 50 or 60W TDP with far more cores operational. Notably both models will support triple-channel memory, as the LGA-1356 shares the same amount of memory channels as the LGA-1366 platform. It's unlikely that either model will ever end up in retail and both are so called “off-roadmap” models.

Source: CPU World