Friday, November 9, 2012

Intel releases Itanium 9500 with 8 cores

Intel has just released it`s new Itanium CPU for the server market. Itanium packs 3.1 billion transistors along with chip 54 MB of on die memory, supports up to 2 TB of low voltage DIMMs in a four socket configuration. The power band is also slightly improved. The 9500 series is clocked from 1.73 GHz to 2.53 GHz and rated at 130 watts to 170 watts.

Intel is currently offered four versions of the 32 nm CPU. The 9520 (quad-core, 1.73 GHz), 9540 (8-core, 2.13 GHz), 9550 (quad-core, 2.4 GHz), and 9560 (8-core, 2.53 GHz). Prices starts at $1,350 for the 9520 and $4,650 for the 9560.

An added note: The 9500 series Itanium is compatible with the Xeon E7 processor's 7500 series chipset.

nice, pricey!

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