Intel Introduces New Power-Efficient Xeon L5530 Processor
Intel, the world's leading vendor of computer processors, has recently updated its line of high-performance Nehalem-based Xeon 5500 series of server processors with the addition of the new L5530, a low-power version of the chip maker's current flagship line, the aforementioned 5500-series.
The new CPU has been designed to provide customers with a more energy-efficient alternative to the company's high-performance server and workstation processors, featuring a TDP of 60W, down from the 80W featured on the regular Xeon 5500-series CPUs. In addition, Chipzilla also introduced a new workstation processor.
The new model, which has been recently leaked on the Internet in a news-story about the company's upcoming processor lineup, has been set to work at a core speed of 2.4GHz. Unlike the current Xeon 5500-series chips, which work at 80W TDP, the new L5530 has been featured with a TDP of 60W, increasing its energy efficiency and allowing for the development of cooler-running systems. However, at the core of the new processors lies the same architecture with four cores and 8MB cache, ready to provide customers with the necessary performance for running the latest applications.
Alongside the new low-power Xeon, Intel has also introduced new processors designed for workstation systems, namely the Xeon X5590 and the W3580 and W3550, designed for single-socket workstations. According to specifications, these new CPUs will provide users with clock frequencies of 3.33GHz for the dual-socket W5590 and the single-socket W3580, while the W3550 will boast a core speed of 3.06GHz.
The introduction of the new Xeon chips indicates that the world's leading chip maker is getting ready to announce the launch of its much-anticipated Lynnfield processors and the new P55 mainstream platform. This event is expected sometime early next month, providing users with a choice for a new desktop computer platform.