Intel Corp. is reportedly planning to formally introduce its high-end Itanium 2 processors code-named
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Earlier this year sources familiar with the roadmap of the world’s largest chipmaker did not reveal the exact core-clock of the forthcoming top-of-the-line chip code-named Madison 9M, restricting themselves with target core-clock range of 1.50GHz to 1.70GHz. The latter is the high-end of Intel’s expectation that reflects the company’s commitment to increasing raw computing power of the IA64 products and also actual ability to commercially ship its 64-bit EPIC microprocessors with large cache and high core-clock speed.
Additionally, Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker plans to shortly release boosted versions of low-power Itanium 2 processors for servers and workstations, sources close to the company note. Further plans include Itanium 2 products with higher-speed processor system bus, e.g., 533MHz and 667MHz.
Officials for Intel Corp. did not comment on the news-story.