Intel® 5000X Chipset: Product Brief
Introducing next-generation technology for business productivity Intel’s new workstation chipset for the Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 series enables Intel® dual-processor(DP) balanced platforms that help businesses be more productive and efficient. With the Intel® 5000X chipset, Intel® dual-core processor-based workstations incorporate next-generation technologies for enhanced performance and visualization critical to high-end, graphic-intensive DP computing. The Intel® 5000X chipset supports fully buffered DIMM (FB DIMM) memory technology at 533 and 667 MHz for faster application response and greater memory capacity for data-intensive applications. Intel developed the Intel 5000X chipset specifically for Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5000 series-based DP workstations, using new dual independent buses at 1066 and 13332MHz. The Intel 5000X chipset consists of the following devices:
• Intel® 5000X Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
• Intel® 6321ESB I/O Controller Hub
• Intel® 6700PXH 64-bit PCI Hub
The Intel 5000X memory controller hub provides dual independent buses at 1066 and 1333 MHz to support two Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors 5000 series for unprecedented performance in a DP workstation platform. The two buses can deliver an aggregated throughput of as much as 17GB/second at 1066 MHz and up to 21 GB/second at 1333 MHz. With an independent bus for eachprocessor, next-generation Intel workstation platforms can deliver higher throughput for intensive computing workloads, compared to platforms based on the 64-bit Intel® Xeon® processor 3.60 GHz and Intel® 7525 chipset.With the Intel 5000X chipset and Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors, system designers are able to offer new workstation platforms that enable businesses to speed up product development and find faster solutions to complex visualization problems.
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