Gelsinger: Intel's Woodcrest will be a game changer

Gelsinger: Intel's Woodcrest will be a game changer

Summary: Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manger of the Digital Enterprise Group discuss the server processor roadmap. Lots of code names.

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Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manger of the Digital Enterprise Group discuss the server processor roadmap. Lots of code names. He expects the Woodcrest chip to be a "game changer" in the server market. "With Dempsey [a dual core Xeon based on Pentium 4 technology] we got parity nominally with Opteron, and Woodcrest is about 30 to 40 percent more performance [than Dempsey]. Even with [speed] bumps in Opteron, it's a huge leap, and low power," Gelsinger said. Due in the third quarter, a low-voltage Woodcrest consumes about 40 watts and will run at 2.33Ghz, and there is an 80 watt part. A quad Woodcrest, Clovertown, is due in early 2007.

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  • 80 Watt part is 3.0 GHz

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