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UPDATED: Officials said users will see a performance boost of up to 25 percent in systems using Intel's upgraded 'Gallatin' Xeon chip.End users should see a 15 percent to 25 percent performance increase when using systems powered by Intel Corp.'s upgraded Xeon MP processor, company officials said Tuesday.
At a press conference in New York, Richard Dracott, general manager of enterprise marketing and planning for Intel's Enterprise Platform Group, said the new "Gallatin" chipswhich include a 3GHz version with 4MB of Level 3 cache, and 2.7GHz and 2.2GHz versions with 2MB of cache eachwill help businesses looking to consolidate back-end applications onto fewer systems.
Pricing, in 1,000-unit quantities, for the new chips is $3,692 for the 3GHz processor, $1,980 for the 2.7GHz chip and $1,177 for the 2.2GHz version.
Intel's 64-bit Itanium chip will enable it to compete better in the high-end space now dominated by mainframes and RISC systems powered by Sun Microsystems Inc.'s SPARC and IBM's Power processors, he said.