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Intel Xeon 5300

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Maximize Energy Efficiency and Performance Density in Two-Processor, Standard High-Volume Servers and Workstations

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.0
  • XenServer 6.0.2
  • XenServer 6.1
  • XenServer 6.2
  • XenServer 6.5
  • XenServer 7.0


  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

Two-processor platforms based on the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5300 series and the Intel® Core™ microarchitecture help companies maximize data center performance and density, while reducing cooling challenges. Platforms based on Intel’s new quad-core technology make it easier to deliver more business services in existing facilities, or condense applications for more efficient operations at lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Two-processor platforms based on the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series deliver 8-thread, 32- and 64-bit processing capabilities with 8 MB of L2cache per processor, providing more computing for threaded applications in a variety of deployments. The Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series is ideal for the densest of computing environments where performance and performance per watt are key requirements. Supported by the Intel® 5000 chipset family and Fully Buffered DIMM (FBDIMM) technology, Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series-based platforms are expected to deliver performance with better power efficiency, delivering up to 1.5 times the performance compared to Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5100 series in the same power envelope.


Quad-core processing

  • Maximizes performance and performance/watt for greater performance per square foot for data center infrastructures and highly dense deployments.
  • Increases performance and threading headroom for multi-threaded applications and heavy multi-tasking scenarios, plus helps boost system utilization through virtualization and application responsiveness.

Intel® Core™ microarchitecture

  • Better performance on multiple application types and user environments, while reducing cooling challenges, enabling more capable, denser data center deployments.

Large 8 MB of on-die L2 cache

  • Increases efficiency of L2 cache-to-core data transfers, maximizing main memory to processor bandwidth and reducing latency.
  • Up to 4 MB of L2 cache can be allocated to one core.

1066 and 1333 MHz system bus

  • Fast, dedicated front-side buses for increased throughput.

Intel® Virtualization Technology

  • A processor hardware enhancement that assists virtualization software, enabling more efficient virtualization solutions and greater capabilities including 64-bit guest operating system support. The new Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5300 1,5 includes new Intel® VT extensions around interrupt handling that will further optimize irtualization software efficiency.

Intel® 64 architecture

  • Flexibility for 64-bit and 32-bit applications and operating systems.

Demand-Based Switching (DBS) with Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology

  • Helps reduce average system power consumption and potentially improves  system acoustics.