Intel Shipping Prestonia Workstation Processor
Officials at Intel Corp. said the company is currently shipping a version of its new 2.2-GHz Northwood processor, called "Prestonia", to customers.Officials at Intel Corp. said the company is currently shipping a version of its new 2.2-GHz Northwood processor, called "Prestonia," to customers. According to resellers, rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., is scheduled to ship a "Model 2000+" version if its Athlon MP processor by February, and perhaps later this month. Prestonia is virtually identical to the Northwood processor that was officially introduced on Monday. Both Prestonia and Northwood run a 2.2-GHz and above, and are characterized by a 0.13-micron process and the inclusion of 512-Kbytes of level-2 cache. However, Prestonia is designed for two-way workstations, while the Northwood chip is designed for PCs.
Officially, the chip is being referred to as a 2.2-GHz Xeon for workstations, said a spokesman for Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., in an email.