|If Barcelona indeed comes in September as we've heard, it may arrive just in time to face renewed competition from Intel. According to DigiTimes, Intel plans to introduce a set of "Tigerton" processors intended for four-way servers some time at the start of September.
Tigerton CPUs will essentially be spinoffs of Intel's Core-based Xeons tweaked for operation in 4P systems. DigiTimes says the Tigerton lineup will include quad-core models clocked between 1.86GHz and 2.93GHz with either 4MB or 8MB of cache as well as dual-core models running at 2.4GHz and 2.93GHz with 8MB of cache. Prices will range from $856 for the cheapest dual-core model to a whopping $2,301 for the 2.93GHz quad-core part. Today, Intel's only 4P-capable parts are still based on the old Netburst architecture.