Intel Unveils 3.8GHz & LV Xeons

As part of its strategy to improve power efficiency, Intel today introduced low voltage versions of its Intel Xeon processors. They include the 64-bit Intel Xeon processor LV 3 GHz with only a 55W processor power envelope and the 64-bit Intel Xeon processor MV 3.20 GHz with a 90W processor power envelope. Intel also introduced a new 64-bit Intel Xeon processor with 2MB of L2 cache running at 3.80 GHz and 64-bit Intel Xeon processor 2.80 GHz with 2MB L2 cache for servers used in small and medium business environments. 64-bit Intel Xeon processors with 2MB L2 cache at operating speeds of 3.80 GHz and 2.80 GHz are available now for $ 851 and $ 198, respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities. The 64-bit Intel Xeon processor LV 3 GHz is priced at $ 519 in 1,000-unit quantities. And the 64-bit Intel Xeon processor MV 3.20 GHz is priced at $ 487 in 1,000 unit quantities.

Completing an era in enterprise computing and signaling the beginning of a
new generation of platforms and capabilities, Intel Corporation today announced
availability of its last planned single-core Intel® Xeon™ processor. Intel also
announced new low voltage versions of its Intel Xeon processor line as the
company shifts to enterprise platforms with processors having two or more cores.

"We are aggressively driving the transformation to an entire new generation of
multi-core servers. As the most widely-deployed 64-bit platform in the industry,
Xeon is the clear server and workstation workhorse for business," said Diane
Bryant, vice president of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group and general manager
of Intel’s Server Platforms Group. "And as we support the transition to
multi-core enterprise computing, Intel is already sampling next-generation
processors and platforms that will consume orders of magnitude less power and
incorporate new platform technologies that deliver leadership manageability,
virtualization and I/O efficiency."

As part of its strategy to improve power efficiency, Intel today introduced low
voltage versions of its Intel Xeon processors. They include the 64-bit Intel
Xeon processor LV 3 GHz1 with only a 55W processor power envelope and the 64-bit
Intel Xeon processor MV 3.20 GHz with a 90W processor power envelope. Both
processors are targeted at server rack and blade designs where space is
constrained and power-efficiency is a priority.

Intel also introduced a new 64-bit Intel Xeon processor with 2MB of L2 cache
running at 3.80 GHz that is drop-in compatible with the previous Intel Xeon
processor platforms and continues to offer power-saving features with Demand
Based Switching, enhanced performance and flexibility with support for
Hyper-Threading Technology‡, DDR2-400 memory and PCI Express*. Additionally,
Intel introduced a 64-bit Intel Xeon processor 2.80 GHz with 2MB L2 cache for
servers used in small and medium business environments.

"Building on our history of delivering high-performance and innovative platforms
to customers in high volume, Intel has an impressive roadmap of dual-core and
multi-core Intel Xeon platforms under development," said Bryant.

In the coming weeks, Intel will introduce its first dual-core Intel Xeon
processor, codenamed "Paxville." Originally scheduled in 2006, Paxville will
deliver improved performance for both dual-processor (DP) and multi-processor
(MP)-based servers.

In early 2006, Intel will deliver another server platform, codenamed "Bensley,"
including a dual-core Intel Xeon processor, codenamed "Dempsey," a chipset
optimized for dual-core, codenamed “Blackford,” and technologies that will
improve performance, manageability, reliability and productivity. At that time
Intel will bring to market a dual-core Intel Xeon processor-based workstation
platform, codenamed "Glidewell," also including the Dempsey processor, and a new
chipset, optimized for workstations, codenamed "Greencreek."

To further efforts in reducing server power consumption, in 2006 Intel also
plans to deliver a new dual-core processor, codenamed "Sossaman," targeted at
power-constrained environments.

Later in 2006, Intel will introduce a dual-core Intel Xeon processor-based
platform, codenamed "Woodcrest," designed on Intel’s advanced 65-nanometer
technology manufacturing process. Woodcrest, based on the company’s
next-generation, power-optimized micro-architecture, will offer dramatically
improved performance and greatly reduced power consumption.

Pricing and Availability
64-bit Intel Xeon processors with 2MB L2 cache at operating speeds of 3.80 GHz
and 2.80 GHz are available now for $ 851 and $ 198, respectively, in 1,000-unit
quantities. The 64-bit Intel Xeon processor LV 3 GHz is priced at $ 519 in
1,000-unit quantities. And the 64-bit Intel Xeon processor MV 3.20 GHz is priced
at $ 487 in 1,000 unit quantities.

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