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The new Xeon “Westmere†5600 series, has arrived. Basically an improved 32nm version of the impressive Xeon 5500 series “Nehalem†CPU. The new Xeon won’t make a big splash like the Xeon 5500 series did back in March 2009. But who cares? Each core in the Xeon 5600 is a bit faster than the already excellent performing older brother, and you get an extra bonus. You choose: in the same power envelope you get two extra cores or 5-10% higher clockspeed. Or if you keep the number of cores and clockspeed constant, you can get lower power consumption. The most thrifty quadcore Xeon is now specced at a 40W TDP instead of 60W.


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that looks like a killer chip. how much is it?
 

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that looks like a killer chip. how much is it?
An ARM and a LEG
 

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ech.

hopefully they can bring this kind of scalability and performance to the mainstream consumer market. that would be epic
 

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that looks like a killer chip. how much is it?

I think the top of the line x5680 is not too far from $1700.
 

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I think it was like $1,400 +/- a few

I paid that for my MR2 1991 lol
 

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I think the top of the line x5680 is not too far from $1700.

Yeah, pretty much. Think 980x, and then say, MOOARRR. The cheapest hex xeon (which I think was the 50, or 20?) is still 1k, and there's 5 of them.
 

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So is this is the cheapest 6 core dual processor capable chip? Thinking in terms of uber awesomeness with the new EVGA dual proc Classified mobo.
 

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So is this is the cheapest 6 core dual processor capable chip? Thinking in terms of uber awesomeness with the new EVGA dual proc Classified mobo.

No, the 5638, 5640, 5645, 5650 have dual QPIs and their price is right at $1000. Their stock clocks range from 2-3Ghz.

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Scroll down to "Xeon DP, Six Core"
 
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So is this is the cheapest 6 core dual processor capable chip? Thinking in terms of uber awesomeness with the new EVGA dual proc Classified mobo.

Perhaps this post would help:
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...on-prices.html

The hex cores are all priced 1k and up.
Two quads on that board would still be a killer folding machine... but when you think about it, to get those dual hex on there, it would only cost 1k more than dual quads.
 
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