Dell announced before Intel their new servers based on the dual-core Xeon code name Paxville, which is a new version of the processor originally designed for four processor servers.
This week Dell and Intel will release four servers equipped with the dual-core 2.8GHz Xeon. This announcement is the reaction over AMD‘s Opteron chip which was used on Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and IBM machines.
The four server models that will use the chip are: PowerEdge 1850($2,448), the 1855 blade server($2,448), the 3.5-inch-thick 2850($2,548) and the free-standing 2800($2,748).
The migration from single-core chips to dual-core chips won’t be too hard for Dell because dual-core chips run at lower clock speeds than single-core chips so the power consumption will be the same and the heat dispersed will be equivalent with the single-core’s.
This is the second time when Intel comes and breaks AMD’s supremacy, first time Intel forced AMD to increase it’s chips performance because after launching it’s 64 bit processors, AMD lost it’s advantage of being the only 64 bit chip maker.
Advanced Micro Devices announced a boost in the Opteron’s speed.
It looks like Intel has great plans for the future with their new 64 bit processor named Bensley. The next generation chips which are scheduled for the next year will make this ones old-fashioned stated Insight 64 analyst Nathan Brookwood.