Intel Xeon 5670 packs more cores for the money

by Rafael Hernandez on March 16, 2010 · 0 comments

In the server sector you’ll find computing density is much more important than clock rates, although that does help things move along quicker, so you’re likely to find many more cores on the CPUs in the multi-processor environment they so richly deserve.

Intel’s Xeon 5670 Westmere processor runs along at 2.93GHz sports 6 cores and 12MB of cache as well as 2 processor motherboard support and other enhancements that will give the competition a run for its money. AnandTech does its usual thorough tests:

The fact that Westmere’s memory controller supports low power DDR3 might have a much larger impact on the your server’s power consumption. In a server with 32GB or more memory, it is not uncommon for the RAM power consumption to be about quarter of the total server power consumption. Moving to 40nm low power DDR3 drops DRAM voltage from 1.5V to 1.35V, which can make a big impact on that quarter of server power.

An impressive chip for those with the need for encryption speed as well.

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