Intel Corporation today introduced a powerful Pentium® III Xeon™ processor at 800 MHz targeting the rapidly growing segments for workstations and "front-end" servers -- a class of single- and dual-processor Internet servers for e-business functions such as Web site hosting and e-commerce authentication.
"Intel continues to deliver enterprise-class features and power to front-end and general-purpose two-way servers and workstations for the e-business infrastructure," said Mike Fister, vice president and general manager of Intel's Enterprise Server Group. "In 2000, we will continue to increase the performance of our scalable and highly available Pentium III Xeon processors and introduce our 64-bit Intel® Itanium™ processor, making it an exciting year for Intel-based server and workstation customers."
[...] The processor is based on Intel's advanced 0.18-micron process technology, and features a 256 Kbyte Advanced Transfer Cache memory with Advanced System Buffering, which boost performance by placing a full-speed level-two cache memory directly on the processor die and increasing the width of the data pathway to the processor. The processor also offers a 133 MHz system bus and on-cartridge voltage management for increased system reliability.
Later this year, Intel plans to expand the product line with additional speed enhancements and higher cache options. [break] Erg prettig natuurlijk, alleen is er volgens The Register nog geen support voor de slot-2 versie: [/break] The most interesting part of this announcement is the part about motherboard support for the 800MHz Coppermine Xeon. An Intel statement mentioned only the processor, and did not say which mobos will support the server-workstation chip.
There's a difference between Slot One and Slot Two. While Intel's much vaunted i840 chipset does, in theory, support this latest Coppermine announcement, so far there are absolutely no designs which yet support this Slot Two part.
The OR840 board which Intel pre-announced last October 25 only supports Slot One parts. It will be towards the end of this calendar quarter that there will be mobos supporting this Slot Two part.