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2.6 and 2.8 GHz Intel Xeons and new Dell workstations

During IDF Intel officially announced two new 2.6 and 2.8 GHz Xeon processors with 512KB L2 cache, designed for servers and workstations. Chips are made using 0.13-micron process technology.

The company recommends i860, supporting Rambus DRAM, dual-processor configurations, and AGP4x, as a chipset for Xeon workstation motherboards. Dual-processor Xeon servers can be based on Intel E7500 chipset.

New Xeon wholesale price (over 1,000-unit consignments) is $562 for 2.8 GHz chip and $433 for 2.6 GHz chip.

Yesterday we introduced a dual-CPU x4000 from Hewlett-Packard, based on 2.8 GHz Intel Xeons. Today Dell announced its workstations on 2.80/2.60 GHz Xeons.

Dell Precision Workstation 530 on 2.8 GHz Xeon bases on i860, has 1GB PC800 RDRAM, 80GB UltraATA/100 hard disk, 128MB NVIDIA Quadro4 900XGL, 48 CD-ROM, Windows 2000 Professional, and costs about $3300. A version on 2.6 GHz Xeon with 512MB PC800 RDRAM, 40GB UltraATA/100 hard disk, 32MB NVIDIA Quadro2 EX, and Windows 2000 Professional will cost about $2300.

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