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Eurocom adds six-core Xeon to Panther

Eurocom adds six-core Xeon to Panther

The Eurocom Panther 2.0 now comes with the option of a six-core 3.46GHz Intel Xeon processor.

Eurocom has announced a new upgrade option to its Panther range of notebooks: the six-core Intel Xeon X5690.

The Eurocom Panther 2.0 isn't your average desktop replacement, featuring up to 24GB of triple-channel DDR3 RAM, your choice of dual-Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M 2GB cards in SLI or a Quadro FX 5000M 2GB graphics card, and Intel's 32nm Xeon X5690 six-core CPU running at 3.46GHz with a shared L3 cache of 12MB.

The Panther 2.0 also features up to four hard drives, offering up to 3.25TB storage in a RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration. Finally, a 17in 1920x1080 display completes the package.

The Eurocom Panther 2.0, as the specifications above attest, isn't designed around the same principles as your average notebook: weighing in at 5.3Kg, it's not a laptop to be carrying around with you as a daily-use machine. Rather, Eurocom positions its Panther range as 'mobile servers,' designed to offer a luggable alternative to fully-fledged rack-mount servers, complete with built-in - albeit brief - UPS.

The idea behind Eurocom's Panther range is to provide a reasonably portable system for those who require high-performance computing on the go, either as a demonstration unit for a sales team or as a hot-swap emergency replacement for a server engineer.

As you might imagine with such a brief, the pricing puts the Panther range out of the reach of the average gamer: a fully-loaded Panther 2.0 system with Xeon X5690, dual-GeForce GTX 480M 2GB, 24GB of RAM, and a single 320GB hard disk comes in at a wallet-busting £6,610.

Still, if you're looking for a laptop that will play Crysis, the Panther is probably your best bet, and represents a significant performance boost over the company's Panther D900F Mobile Workstation.

Are you amazed at the amount of hardware Eurocom can cram in to a system and still call it a notebook, or is the Panther series nothing more than a niche product? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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Mattmc91 26th October 2010, 12:39 Quote
My god that thing is a beast... but there's one true question for it.


Can it play Minecraft?
mi1ez 26th October 2010, 12:43 Quote
nutters.
NickCPC 26th October 2010, 12:46 Quote
I'm sure it's warm enough to warrant changing the "hot knife through butter" analogy to " Eurocom laptop through testicles".
Bloodburgers 26th October 2010, 13:10 Quote
Mini Lan server. Awesome sauce.
cgthomas 26th October 2010, 13:12 Quote
I doubt it can play Crysis.........
digitaldave 26th October 2010, 13:35 Quote
one word

clevo ;)
proxess 26th October 2010, 14:15 Quote
I want some of that cleavage too!

Oh... wait...
javaman 26th October 2010, 14:17 Quote
Does it come with its own nuclear reactor and cooling tower =O that's one beast!
Snips 26th October 2010, 14:36 Quote
I like it! Can you get one to put through it's paces?
Bindibadgi 26th October 2010, 14:36 Quote
It needs one of these to lift it (skip to 16s):

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dactone 26th October 2010, 14:42 Quote
imagine the the battery life ...
urobulos 26th October 2010, 14:50 Quote
5 minutes running Furmark tops
julianmartin 26th October 2010, 15:16 Quote
Can anyone explain why a mobile server would need such graphics cards?
BRAWL 26th October 2010, 15:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by julianmartin
Can anyone explain why a mobile server would need such graphics cards?

Because...
Picarro 26th October 2010, 15:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by dactone
imagine the the battery life ...

I'm finding it quite hard to empty my mind.
javaman 26th October 2010, 15:36 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
It needs one of these to lift it (skip to 16s):

/snip

Im sure theres a joke in there about the software engineer being called rex
Snips 26th October 2010, 17:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by javaman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
It needs one of these to lift it (skip to 16s):

/snip

Im sure theres a joke in there about the software engineer being called rex

Yes but at the weekend he's called Susan!
r3Q 26th October 2010, 19:34 Quote
my m860tu montebello can play crysis and fallout 3 on fairly high detail levels, but not maxxed out. im sure this thing can do it without a problem. but the "hot eurocom through testicles" is the absolute truth. i had mine for single player gaming (my rig was $2000 about 2 years old) and i used it on deployment with the navy in my rack after work... i had found a plexiglas panel i used for a lap\desk for the mouse - but its main purpose was to block the heat to my legs. eventually i would have to stop playing because i would be sweating lol.

these things have to get seriously hot.
g3n3tiX 26th October 2010, 22:33 Quote
Server backup ? There's no redundancy nor fast disks.... and only 1 NIC.

Gaming on the go (and on a table), that is sweet.
The Xeon instead of a standard i7 is overkill though.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 27th October 2010, 05:39 Quote
6 core Xeon GTX 480 Sli 24 gB of DDR3 and let me guess a 2 second battery life or does this monster come with a Flux Capacitor
rjkoneill 27th October 2010, 08:56 Quote
when I'm out and about, i just wish i could take a bag full of enterprise hardware with me

cgthomas 27th October 2010, 08:59 Quote
I started mine up last night and it created a mini black hole, however when crysis was loaded up it crashed
methuselah 27th October 2010, 11:16 Quote
It seems rather expensive to pay for a dual Xeon processor when there will only be one of them, single processor Xeons are much cheaper. I presume that it is because of the power/heat ratings - the dual core is 95W (I think) and the single core 130W.
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