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All Xeon Models
Author: Gabriel Torres and Cássio Lima 132,690 views
Type: Tutorials Last Updated: January 21, 2008
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In 1998 Intel started including the name “Xeon” to label their processors targeted to the server and workstation market. These processors can access more RAM memory, can work on a multi-processing environment (i.e., motherboards with more than one CPU installed) and have a performance higher than their counterpart targeted to the end-user market.

The server and workstation versions of Pentium II and Pentium III were called Pentium II Xeon and Pentium III Xeon, respectively. So, while Pentium II and Pentium III were targeted to end users, Pentium II Xeon and Pentium III Xeon were targeted to servers and workstations.

With Pentium 4, Intel decided to call its server version as “Xeon” instead of “Pentium 4 Xeon.”

In the table below you can see the Intel CPUs targeted to end users and their counterparts targeted to the server and workstation market.

End-User Market

Server and Workstation Market

Pentium II

Pentium II Xeon

Pentium III

Pentium III Xeon

Pentium 4

Xeon MP
Xeon 50xx
Xeon 70xx
Xeon 71xx

Core 2 Duo

Xeon 30xx
Xeon 31xx
Xeon 32xx
Xeon 33xx
Xeon 51xx
Xeon 52xx
Xeon 53xx
Xeon 54xx
Xeon 72xx
Xeon 73xx

In this tutorial we will present the main technical features of all Xeon models released to date (Pentium II Xeon, Pentium III Xeon, Xeon and Xeon MP).

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