Intel has launched their latest processor chip, the Xeon 5600, the first six core processor designed for data centers and the server market. Like the Core i7-980X, the Xeon 5600 is based upon the same 32nm process that offers significant processing power gains without any added increased power consumption.
With the new Intel processor, users can expect performance improvements that range anywhere from 10% for single thread application all the way up to 60% for multi-threaded applications. Additionally, the CPUs include Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) and Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructs (AES-NI) which improves security and offers faster encryption/decryption times in data centers and other virtual environments.
According to the financial numbers that Intel is reporting, data centers will be able to replace 15 single core servers with a single server using the Xeon 5600 processor and by doing so, enterprise customers can expect a return on investment within five months.
Via: Tech Eye