Intel has started to discontinue the Itanium 733 and 800MHz processors because the demand for the Itanium CPUs has shifted to higher performance Itanium and Itanium 2 processors. The CPUs with 2 and 4MB of L3 cache will be available for orders until the 10th April 2003, while the last delivery date is 14th of October 2005.Source : X-bit Labs
This year Intel launched its Itanium 2 processors that are manufactured using 0.18 micron technology, hence, running at higher clock-speeds and offering more computing performance. In about six month time Intel will unveil its family of Madison CPUs that will offer even more power.
The first core code-named Merced has accomplished its mission: about 50 000 workstations for developers based on the Itanium processors were sold world-wide, assuring that there will be a lot of applications developed especially for the IA64 CPUs.
Intel stops production of Itanium 733 and 800MHz
Posted on Wednesday, Oct 30 2002 @ 12:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck