Intel launches 1MB L3 Xeon
Slashes line's prices too
Intel today extended its Xeon DP processor line with a new 3.06GHz version containing 1MB of on-die L3 cache - double that of the previous generation of the chip - as anticipated.
The new Xeon lacks the Pentium 4's 800MHz effective bit rate frontside bus - the Xeon's FSB has an effective bit rate of 533MHz. But Intel claims the new chip performs more than 15 per cent faster than the previous top-of-the-range Xeon DP.
As forecast, the chip will cost $690 in batches of 1000. Intel yesterday cut the prices of similar Xeons by up to 34 per cent:
|Processor||Prev. Price||New Price||Change|
|3.06GHz, 1MB L3, 533MHz FSB||$690|
|3.06GHz, 512KB L3, 533MHz FSB||$690||$455||-34%|
|3GHz, 512KB L3, 400MHz FSB||$658||$433||-34%|
|2.8GHz, 512KB L3, 533MHz FSB||$455||$316||-31%|
|2.8GHz, 512KB L3, 400MHz FSB||$433||$294||-32%|
|2.66GHz, 512KB L3, 533MHz FSB||$284||$256||-10%|
|2.6GHz, 512KB L3, 600MHz FSB||$273||$234||-14%|
|2.4GHz, 512KB L3, 533MHz FSB||$209|
|2.4GHz, 512KB L3, 400MHz FSB||$198|
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