September 21, 2001

Intel scraps 2GHz Xeon for 2.2GHz version

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Rather than releasing the 2 GHz version of the Xeon processor, which is already late, Intel is scrapping it in favor of a 2.2 GHz model. After delaying release of its 2 GHz Xeon processor for computer servers last month, Intel Corp. has decided to scrap it altogether to clear the way for its successor, the 2.2 GHz Xeon. Intel had planned to release its Xeon dual-processor server chip in the fourth quarter, according to industry reports, but then announced a delay that it attributed to further testing. The company has now decided to offer customers the faster 2.2 GHz with expanded features instead, starting early in the first quarter of 2002."

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