Intel Launches Xeon 5600 Processors

Posted: Mar 16 2010, 9:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:01pm CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals

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Intel has pulled the wraps off its latest series of processors for the data center and server market. The new line of processors is the Xeon 5600 series featuring a pair of new security features.

The CPUs in the series sport Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions, and Intel Trusted Execution Technology. The tech allows for faster encryption and decryption performance for more secure transactions in virtualized environments and data centers.

The series supports up to six processing cores and are built using 32nm technology. The parts also use the second generation high-k metal gate transistors for more speed and less power consumption. Intel claims that the 5600 series offers 60% better performance than the previous generation 45nm Xeon 5500 series processors.

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