Intel Boosts Workstation Performance With New Processors
Processors Target Fast-Growing Workstation Market Segment
AUCKLAND, April. 12 2000 - Intel New Zealand has announced two new powerful processors targeting high-performing
Intel-based workstations. The new Intel Pentium® III Xeon™ and the Pentium® III processors deliver increased performance
through faster megahertz speeds, Advanced Transfer Cache, an enhanced front side bus, and multiprocessing capabilities.
As Web content, e-Business, and online collaboration increasingly play a more important role in the Internet economy,
the workstation industry- and Intel®-based workstations' role in that industry - also continues to grow rapidly
Intel announced that now more than twenty original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) market Intel-based workstations
worldwide based on the Pentium III Xeon or Pentium III processors, in a variety of form factors, speeds, processors and
The Internet economy is allowing corporations to adapt to business 'rules', demanding a seamless integration of the
enterprise impacting all workstation users. The growth of Intel-based workstations help to integrate the customer's
design, marketing, sales, and manufacturing processes, increasing the organisation’s agility, innovation and efficiency.
"Intel architecture continues to enable powerful workstation solutions to meet the increasing demands of the
Internet-driven economy," said Scott Gilmour, General Manager, Intel New Zealand. "In 2000, we will continue to increase
the performance of our high-performing Pentium III processor and our Pentium III Xeon processors, making it an exciting
year for Intel-based workstation customers."
Intel® Pentium III Xeon™ Processor
The Pentium III Xeon processor at 866 MHz provides end-users with the power and performance to manage increasingly
complex projects, by reducing design time and working more efficiently. Systems based on these processors target
mid-range and high-end workstations, especially in such areas as CAD/CAE, Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Electronic
Design Automation (EDA).
The Pentium III Xeon processor combined with the Intel® 840 chipset offers enhanced system features and capabilities
including the 133 MHz system bus, dual PCI support (64-bit and 32-bit), graphics support for AGP 4x and dual RDRAM
memory channels with up to 2 Gbytes of memory support. Intel's latest processor and chipset technologies complement the
graphics subsystem allowing greater texturing, more fluid movements, and better display output, enabling "e-creation"
for the Internet and the flexibility and scalability necessary to power better visualisation and more complex analysis.
The Pentium III Xeon processor offers unique features such as on cartridge voltage regulation, integrated manage ability
features, a longer product life cycle and larger cache varieties. This provides added system availability, superior
performance and room to grow (scalability) necessary in today's growing Internet economy.
The Pentium III Processor
Intel also offers the Pentium® III processor 866 MHz 256K advanced transfer cache with 133 MHz system bus, the best
choice for entry level workstations, targeting vertical industries such as financial services and software development.
The latest Intel-based workstation platforms based on this processor offer leadership performance at lower price points
by providing increased memory bandwidth, dual PCI, and AGP 4X for enhanced performance at an affordable price. When
combined with the Intel® 840 chipset, the new Pentium III processor offers scalable performance and features for dual
processor workstations and new graphics through AGP Pro 50, which provides greater electrical power and real estate to
host high performance components.
Pricing and Availability
Availability will be from May onwards. The Pentium III processor at 866 MHz is priced at US$776 in 1,000-unit quantities
and the Pentium III Xeon processor at 866 MHz priced at US$826 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications
products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.co.nz
CONTACT: Phillip Dows Nimita Morarji
Intel Australia Botica Conroy & Associates
0061 2 99375812 (09) 303 3862