Intel Debuts 10 Core Xeon E7

How many cores do you want on your server CPUs?

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) this week updated its Xeon family of CPUs with more processors cores and performance.

Overall, Intel’s new E7 family consists of 18 processors that fit two-, four-, and eight-socket servers. Additionally, they are expandable to servers with as many as 256 sockets, Intel said. In fact, a single E7 processor system can replace as many as 18 dual-core CPUs, the company claims.

“The industry momentum we’re seeing for this new server processor architecture is unparalleled in Intel’s history,” Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, said in a statement.

The new 10-core versions of the CPUs — E7-8870, E7-4870 and E7-2870 — can all run at up to 2.4 GHz with a Thermal Design Point (TDP) of 130 watts.

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