Intel has released two quad-core processors for servers and workstations that run faster than older quad-core ones...
without using any more power.
The company said that Quad-Core Intel Xeon L5400 processors are 25% faster and have a 50% larger cache size than Intel's previous-generation processors.
The quad-core L5420 and L5410 processors run at 2.5GHz and 2.33GHz respectively, and feature 12Mbytes of on-die cache and dedicated 1,333MHz front-side buses.
Next quarter, Intel will also release a dual-core low-voltage processor that will boast a 40-watt rating and clock speed of 3GHz, with a 6MB cache size and a 1,333 MHz front-side bus.
The new chips "take advantage of Intel's unique 45 nanometer manufacturing capabilities and reinvented transistor formula that combine to boost performance and reduce power consumption in data centers," Intel said in a press release.
Intel is upgrading its quad-core line of processors as rival Advanced Micro Devices gets ready to make its quad-core Barcelona chips available.