Intel Potomac delayed again, 64-bit Xeons proliferate

As intel does not comment on unannounced products except when it does comment on such products, we can expect to get no comment on news that its significant Potomac server family is delayed once more, and is now expected in Q2 rather than Q1 next year.

That's what the latest sheaves of paper shuffled across a sticky bartop we saw at the Brass Monkey in Old Taipei show, anyroadmap. Other news from the Monkey show that Intel is giving its server customers guidance that Potomacs will kick off at clock speeds greater than 3.50GHz and with 8MB of level three cache. In addition, on the IA-32 multiprocessing front, Intel has added Cranfords - 3.66GHz/1MB L2 chips that use the Twin Castle chipset to its latest lineup.

Irwindale bins slated for Q1 include speeds of 3GHz, 3.20GHz, 3.40GHz and 3.60GHz. Xeons using the Lindenhurst E7520 chipsets, some of which we saw at Computex, will debut at speeds of 3.60GHz, but will reach 4GHz by the first quarter of 2005. These are Irwindales, using the 90 nano core, 800MHz front side bus, with 2MB L2 caches, and using Intel Extended Memory 64 tech with 2MB. Just as with desktop processors, Intel will introduce 1066MHz front side bus support with Copper River chipsets, which also include EMT 64. In Q4 of this year, Intel will introduce a Lindenhurst 2.80GHz low voltage LV Xeon which also uses Extended Memory 64 technology.

News source: The Inquirer

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