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Intel Presents New Xeon Processors

Intel Corp., the world's largest computer chip maker, has dished out its brand new Nehalem-EX Xeon 7500 line of server chips, which have been designed for x86 multiprocessor servers and comes with 8 cores and 16 threads.

The new chip from Intel is specially designed for high-end and high-performance multiprocessors and will accompany the Boxboro chipset platform.

The company reported that the chips, which can scale up to 256 chips per server, have 8 times more memory bandwidth and 4 times more memory capacity than its predecessor, the Intel 7000 line of chips.

According to the company, the newly launched chips are available in three versions, namely 4, 6 and 8 cores, which will be targeted at huge server systems, by offering less clock speed with more cores and large caches.

Intel also added that the least expensive version will be the 1.86 GHz four-core E7520 with 18 MB of level 3 cache, which will be available at a price of $856 with the most expensive being the 2.26 GHz, eight-core X7560 with 24 MB of cache which will come with a price tag of $3,692.

The Nehalem-EX Xeon 7500 chips are designed to enhance the capabilities of the x86 servers, that are already come with increased processing speeds and memory caches.