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Intel announced Xeon DP; E7501, E7205, E7505 chipset and other hi-end novelties

Today Intel announced a number of new products for the high-end server market, including four new Intel Xeons; E7501, E7205, E7505 chipsets and five new server platforms.

New Intel Xeon with 2.8, 2.6, 2.4, 2.0 GHz clock and 533MHz FSB are made using 0.13-micron process, feature 512KB L2 cache and are designed for high-performance dual-CPU workstations and servers.

Intel E7501 is designed for dual-processor servers on 533MHz FSB Xeons supporting Hyper-Threading. It includes Intel E7501 Memory Controller Hub (MCH, 1005-pin FC-BGA), Intel 82801CA (ICH, 421-pin BGA), 64-bit PCI/PCI-X Intel 82870P2 controller (567-pin FC-BGA).

Intel E7505 (former Placer) is intended for dual-processor workstations on Intel Xeon and features Intel E7505 (MCH, 1005-pin FC-BGA), 64-bit PCI/PCI-X Intel 82870P2 controller (567-pin FC-BGA), Intel 82801DB I/O controller (421-pin µBGA).

Intel E7205 (Granite Bay) is meant for entry-level single- and dual-processor Intel Pentium 4 workstations. It has Intel E7205 (MCH, 1005-pin FC-BGA), Intel 82801DB I/O controller (421-pin µBGA).

Both workstation products support USB 2.0 and AGP 8x; all chipsets support dual-channel DDR, and Intel E7501 and E7505 also support 64-bit PCI/PCI-X.

Besides, the company has also announced 5 new server platforms on new processors and chipsets, supporting innovations like Intel PRO/1000 MT Server Network Connections, AGP 8x, Serial ATA, Ultra320 SCSI, Intel Server Management 5.5 software. Server platforms will be shipped within two weeks, though some of them – in Q1 2003. Shipments of new 2.8, 2.6, 2.4, 2.0 GHz Intel Xeons with 533MHz FSB have already started. In over 1,000-unit quantities chips cost $455, $337, $234, and $198, respectively. Intel E7501, Intel E7505, and Intel E7205 shipments have already started. Wholesale prices make $92, $100, and $57, respectively.

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