Intel® E8501 ChipsetOverview
The Intel® E8501 chipset contains higher performance and more scalability than the prior generation Intel® Xeon® processor family. The Intel E8501 chipset enables performance gains on Intel's four-way MP platform of up to 60% over the previous generation, making the platform well-suited to running demanding, multi-threaded applications, such as databases, financial services and supply-chain management.
The chipset is designed for longevity-architected for the Intel® Xeon® processor 7000Δ sequence, yet also compatible with Intel® single-core processors-for an enhanced lifespan and for lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The chipset's ability to support 64-bit as well as 32-bit applications lets you leverage your investment even further. It also offers increased bandwidth, and greater flexibility, manageability, and I/O integration than previous-generation MP chipsets.
Features and benefits
|Supports Intel® Xeon® processor 7000Δ sequence||Significant performance improvement over previous generation single-core processors.|
|Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology◊||Enables extended memory addressability for server applications|
|Demand-Based Switching (DBS) with Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® technology||Enables platform and software power management features to help lower average power consumption while maintaining application performance and improving acoustics|
|PCI Express* serial I/O||
|Enhanced reliability and manageability||
|High-speed, 3-load front-side system bus (800 MHz)||12.8 GB/s—four times faster than previous Intel® Xeon® processor MP-based platforms with 400 MHz system bus|
|PIROM and thermal sensor||Allows for scheduled service in the event of a system manufacturing defect or cooling device failure|
|Intel® E8501 TNB .13um Technology (MP Server Northbridge)||1432-pin Flip Chip-Ball Grid Array (FC-BGA3) Package|
|Intel® E8501 XMB .13um Technology (ECC MP Server)||829-pin Flip Chip-Ball Grid Array (FC-BGA3) Package|
- Product and Performance Data
Δ Intel® processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/products/processor_number/ for details.
◊ 64-bit Intel® Xeon® processors with Intel® EM64T require a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, OS, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel EM64T. Processor will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel EM64T-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Intel EM64T-enabled OS, BIOS, device drivers and applications may not be available. Check with your vendor for more information.