Once again, Intel is ramping up its quad-core lineup.
This time, the world’s largest chip maker is scheduled to unveil a pair of Xeon quad-core processors with 50-watt thermal envelopes. This represents a 60 percent decrease in power use from early chips that had 120 thermal watt envelopes and a 38 percent drop from 80-watt models.
The Santa Clara, Calif., company will officially unveil these two new “Clovertown” quad-core processors on March 12.
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In a call with financial analysts on Feb. 22, Intel officials said the company would offer these low-watt, quad-core models as part of its short-term road map. Later in 2007, the company plans on rolling out a 3.0GHz version of its quad-core chip, as well as processors that include a 1600MHz FSB (front side bus).
Later, the company will also produce quad-core chips that use its 45-nanometer manufacturing process.