Xeons to reach 3.06GHz this time next year

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Intel is performing its usual conjuring trick by offering Xeon processors at megahertz speed a few quarters after desktop Pentium 4s, its latest roadmaps have revealed.

And that means that by the second quarter of next year we'll see Xeons at 3.06GHz and supporting both 400MHz and 533MHz front side buses.

However, its "Gallatin" big memory cache products won't be available to OEMs before Q1 of 2003, leaving a potential Achilles' Hell (sic) for the chip giant that AMD with its Opterons could exploit.

News source: The Inquirer

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