Intel plans Pentium CPUs for socket 1356
This quarter Intel will launch two Xeon E5 subfamilies. Xeon E5-4600 series will offer support for quad-CPU servers, and it will utilize socket R (LGA2011). Xeon E5-2400 processors will use less expensive socket B2 (LGA1356) platform, although they are going to be limited to single- and dual-processing. In addition to E5-2400 series, later this year Intel plans to release two off-roadmap Pentium chips for socket 1356. These chips will have processor numbers 1403 and 1407.
Pentium 1403 and 1407 will support single-processing only. The microprocessors will have two CPU cores and 5 MB L3 cache. Pentium 1403 will operate at 2.6 GHz, and the 1407 model will run 200 MHz faster, at 2.8 GHz. The CPUs will work with DDR3 memory with 1066 MHz data rate, and fit into 80 Watt thermal envelope. We don't have information on what technologies will be supported by these processors, however we suspect that like other Pentium-branded SKUs, they won't have Hyper-Threading, Turbo Boost and Vpro features enabled. Release date for these part is unknown.
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