Intel enhanced its entire line of Intel® Itanium® 2 processors delivering new
versions of multi, dual and low voltage processors. Intel is refreshing the
Itanium 2 product line with six new processors that deliver performance
increases of 15 percent for database transaction processing and up to 35 percent
for overall integer and floating point performance. The new processors include
the Itanium 2 processor MP at 1.60 GHz with 9 MB L3 cache at 400 MHz FSB for
business critical applications such as database and ERP. Also available are the
Itanium 2 processor MP at 1.60 GHz with 6 MB of L3 cache and the Itanium 2
processor MP at 1.50 GHz with 4 MB of L3 cache.

 The Itanium 2 processor DP at 1.60 GHz with 3 MB L3 cache at 400 and
533 MHz FSB delivers outstanding price performance for high performance
computing clusters and front-end enterprise systems. The new processor also
delivers outstanding floating point performance per compute node, resulting in
up to 40 percent better price per gigaflops. The Itanium 2 processor LV at 1.30
GHz with 3 MB of L3 cache at only 62 watts is price and power optimized for low
cost systems and dense form factors such as blade servers. Intel also offers
Itanium-based server platforms based on these new processors to systems builders
and product integrators.

Intel Corporation enhanced its entire line of Intel® Itanium® 2 processors
delivering new versions of multi, dual and low voltage processors. These new
processors are the next step toward the goal of using computing platforms based
on industry standards to gain more market segment share from the $ 20 billion
proprietary RISC market segment.(1)

More than 70 OEMs are now shipping Itanium-based systems. The platform currently
supports a choice of five leading operating systems and a vast suite of software
applications, increasing the choice and flexibility of Itanium-based solutions
for IT managers worldwide.

The Itanium 2 platform provides excellent computing advantages for transaction
processing, data warehousing, business intelligence, enterprise resource
planning (ERP) and high performance computing. This platform complements Intel®
Xeon(TM) processors with Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T)
which are targeted at general purpose enterprise applications such as Web,
workgroup, file, print, infrastructure, and application logic giving IT managers
end-to-end 64-bit computing solutions.

"The multi-billion dollar RISC market segment is ripe for the Intel approach of
delivering outstanding performance, choice of systems and software at more
affordable price points," said Abhi Talwalkar, vice president and general
manager of the Enterprise Platforms Group at Intel. "Today’s enhancements to the
Itanium 2 processor lineup will further support customer migration away from
costly, proprietary systems."

Already, the new Itanium 2 processors are being deployed for mission-critical
applications including powering one of the world’s fastest supercomputer at
NASA, a SGI Altix(0) system consisting of 10,240 Itanium 2 processors running
the Linux operating system. Additionally, MGM MIRAGE, a leading and respected
hotel and gaming company, has deployed a Unisys system with 16 Itanium 2
processors for a data-warehousing project based upon Microsoft Windows(0) Server
2003 and Microsoft SQL(0) Server 2000.

"Unisys ES7000(0) servers with Itanium 2 processors meet our needs for the
massive data crunching and analysis we do on our customer data because of the
reliability features and scalability they deliver for future growth," said Glenn
Bonner, CIO for MGM MIRAGE.

The Bank of New York has deployed a four-way HP Integrity-based Itanium 2
processor server running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 as part of a global
equity trading solution that enables them to manage growth in business volume
and address increasing transaction complexities.

"We removed a critical hurdle to business growth and achieved 100 percent
hardware ROI within three months by deploying our trading system on the Itanium
2 processor-based HP Integrity Servers running Windows," said Joseph Weisbord,
chief technology officer, G-Trade Services Ltd, a broker-dealer subsidiary of
The Bank of New York. "HP Integrity servers deliver substantial price
performance benefits compared to proprietary RISC solutions and provide a rock
solid foundation for business-critical applications like our 24-by-7 global
equity trading platform."

Intel is refreshing the Itanium 2 product line with six new processors that
deliver performance increases of 15 percent for database transaction processing
and up to 35 percent for overall integer and floating point performance.(2) The
new processors include the Itanium 2 processor MP at 1.60 GHz with 9 MB level
three (L3) cache at 400 MHz front side bus (FSB) for business critical
applications such as database and ERP. Also available are the Itanium 2
processor MP at 1.60 GHz with 6 MB of L3 cache and the Itanium 2 processor MP at
1.50 GHz with 4 MB of L3 cache. A HP Integrity Superdome based on the new
processors is the first to achieve the 100,000 sales and distribution users
milestone on the SAP SD 3-tier benchmark.(3)

The Itanium 2 processor DP at 1.60 GHz with 3 MB L3 cache at 400 and 533 MHz FSB
delivers outstanding price performance for high performance computing clusters
and front-end enterprise systems. The new processor also delivers outstanding
floating point performance per compute node, resulting in up to 40 percent
better price per gigaflops (billion calculations per second), a measure of
price-performance for compute-intensive workloads, over RISC-based systems.(2)

The Itanium 2 processor LV at 1.30 GHz with 3 MB of L3 cache at only 62 watts is
price and power optimized for low cost systems and dense form factors such as
blade servers. Intel also offers Itanium-based server platforms based on these
new processors to systems builders and product integrators.

A wide range of Itanium 2 processor systems ranging from two-way to 512-way
systems are available from system manufacturers worldwide including Bull, Dell,
Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Kraftway, Lenovo, NEC, Maxdata,
Optimus, Samsung, SGI, and Unisys.

Intel Itanium 2 Processor Pricing(4)

MP Products Price in 1,000-unit
quantities

Itanium 2 processor 1.60 GHz with 9 MB L3 cache $ 4,226
Itanium 2 processor 1.60 GHz with 6 MB L3 cache 1,980
Itanium 2 processor 1.50 GHz with 4 MB L3 cache 910

DP Products Price in 1,000-unit
quantities

Itanium 2 processor 1.60 GHz with 3 MB L3 cache,
533 MHz FSB $ 1,172
Itanium 2 processor 1.60 GHz with 3 MB L3 cache,
400 MHz FSB 851

LV Products

Low Voltage Itanium 2 processor 1.30 GHz
with 3 MB L3 cache $ 530