Intel prepares for Itanium’s last single-core hurrah

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Intel is expected to announce next week what may be the last batch of single-core Itanium processors, ZDNet UK sister site CNET News.com has learned.
According to a source familiar with Intel’s plans, the chipmaker will introduce on Monday two Itanium 2 processors from its 64-bit Madison line-up. The chips will run at speeds of 1.66GHz, with computer memory cache sizes of 9MB and 6MB, respectively, and are expected to be snatched up by mainframe computer makers such as Hitachi, Fujitsu and Silicon Graphics.More

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