Intel is to start shipping its new Xeon dual-core server processors this week.
The world’s largest chip manufacturer, which last week opened a high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in Ireland, is aiming to regain the highest share of the server chip market from bitter rival AMD.
Last month, AMD – the world’s second largest chip manufacturer – trumpeted the selection of its dual core processor-based technology by hardware giant Dell to drive its forthcoming server range.
Intel’s Xeon 5100 series server processors have been designed to give higher performance but increase energy efficiency. The new processors are expected to deliver up to a 135% performance improvement and cut power use by up to 40%.