Ook C|Net News.com heeft info over de nieuwe 2Mb cache Xeons:
After months of delay, the world's leading chipmaker unveiled 450-MHz versions of its high-performance Xeon with as much as 2MB of secondary (or L2) cache, special high-speed memory that keeps the chips fed with data and instructions. More importantly, up to four of the processors can be used in a single server, which will allow PC vendors to make hardware that can more acutely compete with servers based around Reduced Instruction Computing Set (RISC) processors.
Single processor Xeon systems with the 450-MHz chip range in price from around $7,000 to $20,000 but are still less expensive than RISC machines.
Four-processor Xeon systems, which will be followed shortly by eight processor Xeon servers, have so far proven a difficult goal for Intel and its partners. Xeons for four-processor servers have been repeatedly delayed and, even when Intel could manufacture some of the chips, these came out in relatively small numbers, said sources.