IntelItanium 2 processor, codenamed Madison 9M, will be postponed by one quarter to the fourth quarter of this year. Madison 9M will have a 9MB L3 cache but it will run at a clock speed of 1.6GHz, instead of the originally planned 1.7GHz. The delay may have been caused by Intel dedicating too many of its resources toward its goal of a mid-2005 implementation of a dual-core Smithfield processor for desktops, instead of sometime in 2006 as originally planned.

IntelItanium 2 processor, codenamed Madison 9M, will be postponed by one quarter to the fourth quarter of this year. Madison 9M will have a 9MB L3 cache but it will run at a clock speed of 1.6GHz, instead of the originally planned 1.7GHz. The delay may have been caused by Intel dedicating too many of its resources toward its goal of a mid-2005 implementation of a dual-core Smithfield processor for desktops, instead of sometime in 2006 as originally planned.