We managed to learn the pricing of Intel’s next-generation chipsets for workstations and servers from unofficial sources familiar with Intel’s roadmap. As it is already made known, Intel’s family of core-logic solutions will be complimented by 4 new products priced from $44 to $100.
In the second quarter of 2004 Intel will release its
Intel E7515 aka Tumwater core-logic coming in the same timeframe will add PCI Express x16 bus for graphics to features brought by E7710/E7510 as well as some other peculiarities of solutions for workstations. The product will be quoted at $100 in commercial quantities.
For lower-cost 1U Rack Servers Intel will offer E7210 core-logic (Canterwood-ES) at $44 price-point with support for Intel Prescott processors with 533, 800MHz QPB, dual-channel PC2700 or PC3200 memory controller with ECC support, CSA bus for Kenai-II Gigabit Ethernet controller as well as PAT, the main feature of the i875P and E7210 chipset designs. Canterwood-ES may be paired with the ICH-S (Hance Rapids)
Intel has not announced plans to discontinue current chipsets for Xeon platforms with 533MHz Quad Pumped Bus, such as E7505 ($100), E7500/E7501 and famous E7205 ($57). It is expected that these products will also exist on the market for some time together with new chipsets.
The information given herein was not confirmed by Intel representatives.