Intel launches 1MB L3 Xeon

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Intel launches 1MB L3 Xeon

Intel today extended its Xeon DP processor line with a new 3.06GHz version containing 1MB of on-die L3 cache – double that of the previous generation of the chip – as anticipated. “The new Xeon lacks the Pentium 4’s 800MHz effective bit rate frontside bus – the Xeon’s FSB has an effective bit rate of 533MHz. But Intel claims the new chip performs more than 15 per cent faster than the previous top-of-the-range Xeon DP.”

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