Intel to Detail Xeon, Pentium IV

Timed with this week's Intel Developer's Forum in San Jose, California, Intel on Tuesday will unveil the inner workings of its upcoming Pentium IV processor, discuss its newest StrongARM mobile processor technology, and announce a new Pentium III Xeon processor, the first of its server-class processors to operate at 1GHz, according to company officials.

Designed specifically for front-end servers, general-purpose servers and high-performance workstations, the new Pentium III Xeon sports a 133MHz front-side bus, 256K of L2 advanced cache memory, and dual processor capability.

Because Intel already ships a 933-\MHz two-way Xeon processor, officials for the chipmaker believe the market for the new 1GHz Xeon will be customers who want to upgrade from Xeon processors running below 866MHz.

During the course of the show, Intel officials also will disclose much of the inner workings of its upcoming Pentium IV processors, according to a company representative.

Advancing its mobile line of processors as well, Intel's Ron Smith, vice president and general manager of wireless communication and computing, on Wednesday will discuss the details of its next-generation StrongARM chip during his keynote address at the second day of the forum. StrongARM is designed for small, handheld devices such as cell phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants).

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