IDF: Intel presents Xeon processors
At the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel presented the first Xeon processors with Hyper-Threading and Netburst micro-architecture based on the Pentium 4, for the time being the new processors with 1.8 GHz, 2.0 GHz and 2, 2 GHz.
According to Intel, the new Xeon processors in two-CPU systems should be up to 80 percent faster than the previously available Intel Xeon CPUs. The CPUs have a 512 KB L2 cache and are manufactured using 0.13 µ technology. The new Intel E7500 chipset, which supports the new technologies, was presented to match.
With Hyper-Threading, a CPU can be addressed like a dual processor system, thereby the instructions are 'threaded' to form parallel data streams. For the new Xeon CPUs, Intel offers so-called performance libraries with which applications can be adapted to Hyper-Thread technology.
Prices have already been mentioned, the 1.8 GHz version for wholesalers - $ 417 at 2.0 GHz and $ 615 at 2.2 GHz. The E7500 chipset will cost between $ 92 and $ 132. Systems from Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and NEC are expected to come onto the market in the next few months.