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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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