This new processor, which Intel launched to compete with AMD’s 12-core Magny-Cours, has 8 cores developed through a 45nm process, 24MB of third-level cache, 2 Threads per core and 4 channels of DDR3 memory per processor. . This new processor can be mounted in systems with up to four processors to achieve a total of 64 threads per server.
Another novelty of this model is that it incorporates the error correction techniques at the processor level that the Itanium range already uses and that allows, with the collaboration of the operating system, to correct memory errors directly from the processor, notably increasing the reliability of systems. complex.
Prices are not yet known, nor the final date of its launch, but Intel assures that it will be before the end of March. Its direct competition from AMD has 12 cores, shares all 4 memory channels, and allows true 48-core configurations using quad-processor systems. AMD’s Magny-Cours is now available and its prices are expected to be considerably cheaper than Intel’s new Nehalem-EX.