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Intel could be planning a 5.1GHz Xeon for release this year

Intel could be planning quite a bit this year with its new lineup, not only have we heard talk of a new Broadwell-E processor featuring ten cores and twenty threads but now, the chip maker could be planning to release a 5.1GHz Xeon too, which will be its fastest ever quad-core CPU in terms of stock clock-speeds.

This 5.1GHz Xeon is rumored to be a part of the E5-2600 V4 family of chips, with 10MB of L3 cache and a maximum TDP of 165W, according to a report from wccftech.

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While the idea of Intel releasing a chip that breaks the 5GHz barrier is exciting, this Xeon will likely only be available through certain OEMs as it isn’t really geared towards the average consumer. Either way, this is all rumor for now and there isn’t really a lot of information to go off of but hopefully, we will hear more in the future.

KitGuru Says: This would be Intel’s first CPU to release with a stock clock that breaks the 5GHz barrier. Would you guys like to see Intel rejoin the GHz race? 

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