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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