The Register bericht in een wazig nieuwsberichtje dat Intel waarschijnlijk begin volgend jaar met 512Kb en 1Mb versies van de Cascades (Coppermine Xeon) zal komen. Blijkbaar gaat het hun dankzij 0,18micron technologie lukken om (met redelijke yields) 1Meg L2 cache op de chip te prakken:
As we reported last Sunday, Intel will introduce its Xeon Coppermine processors with 256K of cache on die on the 25th of October next. These were formerly codenamed Cascades, or Cashcades as we prefer it and will neatly sit in Slot 2 of 840 mobos, as revealed earlier.
We will see 512K and 1Mb versions of these chips with much higher clock frequencies probably in Q1 of next year, as Intel tweaks its .18 micron (Coppermine/Goldmine) technology. The Celeron III will also benefit from this ramp and have 128K of cache within the processor.
[...] Sources close but friendly to Intel tell The Register that the i840 chipset was not designed by the same gang that is currently walking the tightrope for the i820 debacle. Unlike the i820, the i840 Carmel will use dual channel Rambus and is a different kettle of fish altogether.