Intel gooit een 500MHz versie van z'n Xeon op de markt. Hier de info van C|Net:
Intel boasts that the new chip, which runs at 500 MHz and contains up to 2MB of performance-enhancing cache memory will put it in the same class as Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) chips, the powerful processors that run many high-end corporate servers and workstations. With this chip, Intel and the PC powers aim to take market share from companies that sell multiprocessor RISC and Unix operating system-based products, such as Sun Microsystems.
The 500-MHz Pentium III Xeon comes with 512KB, 1MB, or 2MB of cache memory and can be used in one-, two- or four-processor systems. Intel will then release a 550-MHz version of the chip containing 512KB of cache memory in April, while versions with 1MB and 2MB of cache memory that can be used in four- and eight-processor systems will follow in the third quarter. The chip will exceed 600 MHz before the end of the year, added Paul Otellini, general manager of the Intel Architecture Business Group.