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Intel Releases Faster Server Chips for Dual Processing

Intel put out a higher clockspeed processor for two-way servers and workstations this week.

The new processors arrive months earlier than originally planned, according to Intel, and come in at a lower price than Intel was previously charging for the top of that product line.

New to the Intel Xeon line are a 2.8-GHz model and a 2.6-GHz model. Each has 512 KB of L2 cache. The 2.8-GHz chip costs $562 in 1,000-unit quantities. The 2.6-GHz model costs $433 in 1,000-unit quantities.

According to a price list updated Sept. 2, Intel charges $615 for the 2.4-GHz model, previously the fastest processor in the line.

Intel positions the chips for front-end and general purpose servers used for Web hosting, data caching, search engines, security and streaming media applications. The processors are also designed for use in workstations.

Also this week, Intel announced it would release a server chipset in the fourth quarter called Plumas 533 that will feature a 533-MHz system bus and dual-channel DDR 266 memory.

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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