Intel shows off 65nm dual-core Xeon processor at Computex

Posted on Tuesday, May 31 2005 @ 23:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel showed off its 65nm dual-core Xeon DP Dempsey chipset along with the Blackford chipset at Computex 2005. The 90nm Paxville Xeon MP dual-core processor was also presented. Both processors will be available in the first quarter of next year.

The Paxville and E8500 chipset will form Truland, a four-way server platform while Dempsey and Blackford will be used in the two-way Bensley server platform.

A two-way workstation platform called Glidewell is also planned. It will use Blackford and Dempsey. And finally Intel also showed off an entry-level server platform which will use dual-core Pentium and Pentium EE processors along with the upcoming Mulkiteo chipset.

The Blackford chipset features a 1066MHz frontside bus, and will connect to Intel's ESB2 South Bridge, 'Gilgal' Gigabit Ethernet controller and 'Sunrise Lake' I/O processor, which powers Intel's I/O Acceleration Technology. The platform will also incorporate Virtualisation Technology.

The E8500, meanwhile, provides independent system buses for each Paxville core. It also supports RAID-like memory partitioning, with one partition mirroring the data stored in the other. The chipset uses 400MHz DDR 2 SDRAM with ECC.

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