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Intel Next Generation: Itanium and Pentium 4/XEON

Intel Next Generation: Itanium and Pentium 4/XEON - PCSTATS
Abstract: The long-delayed Itanium will finally be available Q4 (so the story goes) and Intel can finally show off their anticipated IA-64 architecture.
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External Mfg. Website: Intel Feb 26 2001   R. B.  
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The long-delayed Itanium will finally be available Q4 (so the story goes) and Intel can finally show off their anticipated IA-64 architecture. Unfortunately, this processor has been in development so long, that it has become merely a proof-of-concept. Nonetheless, it is still and impressive achievement, with over 320 Million transistors on its large die. Naturally, clock speed has been a problem, as it was never designed to run at the 800MHz+ being demanded of it in the current market.

The Itanium is to use a new package, dubbed Slot-M. This is actually more of a brick then a slot, with a combination slot/socket connection. The slot connector supplies the voltage lines, while the socket provides data lines.

We have here the first external (of Intel) shot of the inner workings of the Slot-M cartridge. The data pins and voltage slot are clearly visible, as is the huge die. You can also spot the 2 large L3 modules, each weighing in around 2MB. Quite extreme cooling and voltage regulation is required for this complex processor, so don't be getting any ideas of parking one of these boxes on your desktop.

Conclusion

Intel is no stranger to adversity, and is now taking the threat of AMD's Athlon seriously. This has driven then to innovate and invest in the future, and we are just beginning to see the fruits of that investment. Late 2000/Early 2001 looks to be a busy time for Intel, with a flurry of new processor releases, including ones not discussed here. Also on the books are the Celeron Chipset (Timna), Itanium 2 (McKinley), an updated Pentium 4 (Northwood), as well as the final Pentium !!! (Tualatin). This next year should prove nothing short of fascinating.

Author: Odie


 

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