Intel to release low-end Xeon at IDF

Posted on Monday, September 25 2006 @ 16:21:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is expected to release a new Core 2 Duo based Xeon processor later this week at the IDF.
Expected to be branded Xeon 3000, system builders said the CPU effectively will replace the Pentium D that some system manufacturers—including top-tier vendors such as Dell and IBM—have been using to power entry-level servers for small businesses.

System builders said they believe the Xeon 3000 series will be made up of the top-performing Core 2 Duo chips and is designed for one socket—or what Intel calls uniprocessor—servers.

One system builder said Xeon 3000 processors will be paired with the Mukilteo-2 chipset, which he believed will offer some entry-level reliability and manageability features unavailable in the desktop chipsets.
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