Intel is reportedly preparing to launch a new line of enterprise-grade Pentium processors. These will come later this year and will be joined by a couple of Xeon CPU for the LGA 2011 socket.
The Pentium 1403 processor will be clocked at 2600 MHz. This is a dual core CPU
with triple channel DDR3 integrated memory controller (IMC) and one QPI link.
It will work only in a single socket server or workstation and will likely lack vPro, Turbo Boost
and HyperThreading. The new enterprise Pentium will be able to handle 24 PCI-Express lanes and will pack 5 MB of Level 3 cache.
The Pentium 1407 has the same features of its little brother, but comes with a faster 2800 MHz frequency.
This is probably the best way for Intel
to show their LGA 1366 customers as much disrespect as possible, as they clearly do have the time, money and resources to build triple channel CPUs win 13xx socket format, but they won’t bother to give LGA 1366 customers any upgrade options.
The Xeon E5-4600 processors are built for the new LGA 2011 socket and the Xeon E5-2400 will be joining the LGA 1356 Pentium couple that we just mentioned.
This is a curious move from Intel. They are trying to revive the Pentium brand in the eyes of the enterprise users. It comes half a year after it introduced the Pentium 350 dual core CPU based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and built in the 32 nm process.
The Pentium 350 is clocked much lower than the Pentium 1400 series. At 1200 MHz and featuring just 3 MB of shared Level 3 cache, the processor will fit perfectly into a dismal 15 watts TDP. Still, the Pentium 350 is built for the LGA1155 socket.