Intel's Itanium to get a single-core speed bump on Monday?

Posted on Thursday, July 14 2005 @ 11:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is expected to unveil new single-core Itanium processors next week. These will likely be the last single-core Itanium processors as the chip giant will move all of its Itanium processors to dual-core.

A source close to Intel claims the company will ship two new 'Madison' Itanium 2 processors on Monday. The processors will run at 1.66GHz with memory cache sizes of 6MB and 9MB.

Current chips have a 400MHz FSB but these two new chips are expected to have a 667MHz FSB.

Mainframe computer makers such as Hitachi, Fujitsu and Silicon Graphics are expected to launch new mainframes based on these two Itaniums. More info at CNET

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