But many other elements in its server strategy remain unchanged from our last update, indicating that Intel is more confident about its "Gallatin" large cache Xeons than it was previously.
Intel maintains that the large cache Gallatins will offer a seamless move from its existing Xeon MPs which it introduced in March.
Gallatin chips are still slated to land in servers in Q1 of next year, at speeds of 2GHz, 1.9GHz and 1.5GHz and with large level three caches of 2MB, 1MB and 1MB respectively.
The 2.80GHz Xeon that Intel will launch early is based on the Serverworks GC-HE and E7500 chipsets - we won't see Xeons at those speeds for the E7501 chipsets until Q4, however.
The 7501 chipset supports a 533MHz front side bus.
The 512K Pentium III-S will gradually be phased out during the second half of this year, the latest roadmap suggests.
While Intel is currently concentrating its fire on launching the Itanium II (McKinley) chipset during July and August, the only difference in its future plans for the 64-bit family we've noticed is that Deerfield appears not to be on the map any more.
Intel's "Granite Bay" 7205 chipset is still slated for launch in the fourth quarter, with initial speeds of 2.80GHz, rising to 3.06GHz during the first quarter of next year. µ
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