Intel quitely ships 4.4 GHz Xeon X5698

Okay, this might be interesting for the 2x CPU Wprime ranks!?

In the middle of last year, when Intel produced pre-production parts for the next refresh of Xeon 5600-series, they also made several quite interesting Xeon samples. The most distinguishing feature of these chips was very high clock frequency. Even the slowest Xeon microprocessor from that group was clocked at 4 GHz, and the fastest one reached 4.66 GHz. One of these samples made into production, and started shipping earlier this year. The processor was released as Xeon X5698, and, at 4.4 GHz, it's the fastest Intel production CPU ever.

Intel Xeon X5698 is built on Westemere microarchitecture, and, with a couple of notable differences, shares many features with other Xeon 5600 chips. One of the differences, extremely high core frequency, we already mentioned above. This model has only two active CPU cores, and we believe that 4 other cores on the die are disabled. The processor comes with 12 MB L3 cache, HyperThreading, and works in socket 1366 motherboards. Intel X5698 has OEM part number AT80614007314AA, and S-spec number SLC32. We suspect that this SKU will be shipped only in OEM systems.


TaPaKaH says:

X5690 is Intel's flagship CPU at $1663. This one has higher model number so (supposedly) should cost more ... $2k for a CPU, anyone?

Norway knopflerbruce says:

2c4t - whothe hell would pay $2k for that?:D Except 2x core wprime maniacs;)

United States Hondacity says:

it can't beat the 670....

kikicoco1334 says:

oh... lord!

kikicoco1334 says:

crap! i just wet my self a little! i wonder how will that clock?

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

33x stock multi and 34/35x turbo... Using 33x, you only need 200 BCLK for 6.6GHz which should be enough to kill those 670 scores.

I want one!

United States Splave says:

Selling my fiancee for one

United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

been lookin, don't see any for sale.

United States OC Maximus says:


Australia Jimba says:

finally! 4Ghz should be standard..i hope! cant wait to see how this clocks..8ghz,anyone?...

South Africa 7ate9 says:

Its only sold to OEMs behind closed doors. So you might find a Dell with a locked bios with one for 5000k. They actually locked 4 of the cores to keep the tdp down to 135w. Whats the chances of getting them back again?

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