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Nehalem-EP based Xeons Hit Akiba

(Impress) With a TDP of 60W to 130W, these lovely Nehalem-EP based Xeon 5xxx series have hit Akiba stores. They don’t come cheap but these beasts has got the features packed to make its worth.

(Impress) With a TDP of 60W to 130W, these lovely Nehalem-EP based Xeon 55xx series have hit Akiba stores. They don’t come cheap but these beasts has got the features packed to make its worth.

Specifications of these various models come in different clock rates from 2.0Ghz up to 3.2Ghz and different price ranges.

The Xeons will support the LGA1366 socket and also Tylersburg-36D (IOH) + ICH10 chipsets. Put them on a dual socket motherboard, viola! 8 physical cores and 8 logical cores!

The Xeons are boasting features with some similar to the Core I7 brothers such as:

Intel Turbo Boost – Increasing frequency and enabling faster processor speeds when conditions allow

Integrated Power Gates – Individual cores are reduced to near-zero power independent of other operating cores

Here is a breakdown of the indivudual 55xx models:
For a better comparison of the price rates:
1 SGD = approximately 66 yen
1 USD = approximately 100 yen

Name Clock Hyper
– Thread
ing
Turbo
Boost
QPI speed Cache
Capacity
TDP Largest memory
Clock
Actual sale price
Xeon W5580 3.20GHz Y Y 6.4GT/s 8MB 130W 1,333MHz Approximately 190,000 Yen
Xeon X5570 2.93GHz Y Y 6.4GT/s 8MB 95W 1,333MHz Approximately 160,000 Yen
Xeon X5560 2.80GHz Y Y 6.4GT/s 8MB 95W 1,333MHz Approximately 150,000 Yen
Xeon X5550 2.66GHz Y Y 6.4GT/s 8MB 95W 1,333MHz Approximately 110,000 Yen
Xeon E5540 2.53GHz Y Y 5.86GT/s 8MB 80W 1,066MHz Approximately 90,000 Yen
Xeon E5530 2.40GHz ? Y 5.86GT/s 8MB 80W 1,066MHz Approximately 60,000 Yen
Xeon E5520 2.26GHz ? Y 5.86GT/s 8MB 80W 1,066MHz Approximately 44,000 yen
Xeon L5520 (low electric power consumption edition) 2.26GHz Y Y 5.86GT/s 8MB 60W 1,066MHz Approximately 60,000 Yen
Xeon E5506 2.13GHz N N 4.8GT/s 4MB 80W 800MHz Approximately 30,000 Yen
Xeon L5506 (low electric power consumption edition) 2.13GHz N N 4.8GT/s 4MB 60W 800MHz Approximately 50,000 Yen
Xeon E5504 2.00GHz N N 4.8GT/s 4MB 80W 800MHz Approximately 26,000 yen

** Y = Yes, N = No

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