5/24/2000: The Intel new thing: an awaited Xeon, Pentium III to 933 MHz and badges prototypes i815
Although in the last times it has not very been lucky, Intel does not stop being the number 1 of the industry, and he likes demonstrating it occasionally. In this occasion it has presented the very awaited Pentium III Xeon to 700 MHz (for servants) and has not defrauded by no means.
The new model of the Xeon has neither more nor less than 1 ó 2 MB of cache memory L2 integrated, at the speed of the mike. Made with 0,18 micron s technology , it goes so far as to have up to 140 million transistors (the majority they are of the cache memory, eye), and his relatively accessible cost for 1.177 and 1.980 dollars, respectively, has put about to extinction the anticuadísimos and the most expensive Xeon to 550 MHz.
Also Pentium III has presented before himself to 933 MHz, one of the mikes "forgotten" by Intel in his emulation to reach the GHz... although it was something later that AMD. It is free so much in format Slot 1 as FC-PGA, his yield is very high and it does not seem to be so unstable so much like the "prototype" to 1 GHz.
On the other hand, there begin arising in Internet the first tests and specifications of the future chipset Intel "for all the publics", i815. This chipset bases in i810, for what a graphic checker integrates, but yes it admits groove AGP, in addition to using memory SDRAM (PC100/PC133) without the problems of yield and stability of i820.
The version i815E even supports the transference way for hard disks UltraATA-100, although this for the time being does not seem useful, since any disc of the market manages to put in predicaments the quite recent one UltraATA-66...
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