A press release from Intel earlier today has them introducing two new and improved Intel Itanium 2 processors, both operating on a faster 667MHz FSB versus earlier models which ran off a 400MHz BUS speed. Both models run at 1.66GHz, differing only in cache size with one model carrying 6 MB, and the other a whopping 9 MBs.
Further details on these pricey new server based processors within the official PR folks.
SANTA CLARA, Calif, July 18, 2005 - Intel Corporation today introduced two IntelŪ ItaniumŪ 2 processors which deliver better performance over the current generation for database, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and technical computing applications.
For the first time, Itanium 2 processors have a 667 megahertz (MHz) front side bus (FSB), which connects and transfers data between the microprocessor, chipset and system's main memory. Servers designed to utilize the new bus are expected to deliver more than 65 percent greater system bandwidth over servers designed with current Itanium 2 processors with a 400 MHz FSB. This new capability will help set the stage for the forthcoming dual core Itanium processor, codenamed "Montecito," which will feature the same bus architecture.
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