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Now featuring Intel's second-generation quad-core processor, existing mainstream server platforms, new high-performance computing (HPC) systems, new workstations, and new business servers each delivers a unique combination of technology targeted at specific IT use environments. By selecting a platform that is best tuned for the most common IT usages, Intel® servers are able to better optimize return on investment while extending the leading performance and performance-per-watt advantages enjoyed when using Intel's proven multi-core technology. Intel® Xeon® processor 54001 series help provide your data center or business with the performance headroom needed to confidently consolidate applications onto fewer systems using proven virtualization solutions or the compute power necessary for high-performance computing applications and workstation solutions.
Features and benefits
Thermal solution guide
Intel Xeon processor 5400 series:
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- Up to 25 percent better performance than previous generation quad-core2
- Up to 2x better performance than dual-core3
- Up to 5x increased performance over single-core4
- Up to 38 percent improvement in performance per watt vs. previous generation5
- 3 GHz quad-core at 80W
- Lower idle power reduces system power
- Intel-based servers have been a foundation of business technology for nearly 30 years and are built with more reliability features than completive alternatives
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The Intel Xeon processor 5400 series is compatible with Intel® 5400, 5100, 5000P, 5000V and 5000X series of chipsets. Server boards based on these chipsets are optimized for quad core with advanced platform features of dual independent bus and fully buffered DIMM memory technology offering up to 4X available bandwidth of current generation platforms. Improved I/O performance is possible with PCI Express* and the option of Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology.
The Intel® Xeon® processor 52001 series is also available for those applications which are not able to take advantage of more than two processing cores, and offers compelling performance and power efficiency at an entry price point for two-socket servers and workstations.
- Intel® Xeon® Processor 5400 Series product brief (PDF 989KB)
- Intel Xeon processor 5400 series animated product brief (PDF 5.84MB)
Server video demos
Boxed Intel® Xeon Processor 5400 Series Product Matrix
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Intel® Xeon® Processor 5400 Series Features
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Boxed Intel® Xeon® Processor 5400 Series Thermal Solution Guide
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Please refer to the Integration Overview for detailed boxed Intel® Xeon® processor installation instructions. Please consult non-Intel chassis manufacturer for specific boxed Intel Xeon processor compatibility information.
Benchmark for Performance Comparison for the Intel Xeon processor 5400 series: SPECint*_ rate2006: X5460 vs X5365 - Published/measured results on SPECint*_ rate2006 - October 2, 2007 with 64-Bit SUSE LINUX* Enterprise Server 10 16 GB (8x2 GB). SPEC binaries built with Intel® Compiler 10.1 for 32-bit/64-bit Linux.
1 Intel processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/products/processor_number for details.
2Intel® Xeon® processor 5300 series ("CTN"). Up to 25% (1.25x) higher performance X5460 vs X5365 - Published/measured results on SPECjbb2005* - October 2, 07.
3 Intel® Xeon® processor 5100 series ("WDC"). Up to 119% (2.19x) higher performance X5460 vs 5160 - Published/measured results on SPECjbb2005* - Oct 2, 07.
4 64-bit Intel® Xeon® processor 3.80GHz. Up to 443% (5.43x) higher performance X5460 vs Xeon 3.80 - Published/ measured results on SPECint*_rate_base2006 - Oct 2, 07.
5Intel® Xeon® processor 5300 series ("CTN"). Up to 38% (1.38x) higher Perf/Watt E5450 vs E5335 - Published/measured results on SPECjbb2005* - Oct 2, 07.
6 Intel Server pre-production platform with twoIntel® Xeon® processor E5450 3.0 GHz, 2x6 MB L2 Cache or E5335, 2x4 MB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz system bus, 16 GB Memory DDR2-667 FBDIMM, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise* x64 Edition SP1 (64-bit), BEA JRockit* 5.0 P27.2.0. Intel internal measurement - September 2007. Perf/Watt calculated by dividing the performance by measured system power during steady state window.
7 Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, virtual machine monitor (VMM) and, for some uses, certain platform software enabled for it. Functionality, performance or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations and may require a BIOS update. Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Please check with your application vendor.
864-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Consult with your system vendor for more information. Performance and competitive information is accurate at time of document publication. For latest competitive and performance information, visit www.intel.com/performance.
9 Backward compatibility for live VM migration also exists with current Intel® Core™ microarchitecture products (Xeon 5100 and Xeon 3000) and forward compatibility with future dual and multi-core processors. Contact your preferred VMM vendor for support requirements.
10 Insert processor number where "xxxxx" is located (ex X5355)