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Intel® E8500 Chipset

Intel® E8500 Chipset

The Intel® E8500 chipset a high performance, scalable platform offered in the 64-bit Intel® Xeon® processor family. Intel's sixth-generation four-way MP platform is architected for dual-core CPUs, and it is  compatible with Intel's single-core processors, giving it an enhanced lifespan and helping to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

In addition, the Intel® E8500 chipset offers enhanced performance, increased bandwidth, and greater flexibility, manageability, and I/O integration than Intel's previous generation MP chipsets. Plus, it is available in a variety of configurations suitable for a wide range of price points and application environments.

Product information

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  • Intel® Xeon® processor MP (64-bit Intel® Xeon® processor MP with up to 8M L3 cache, 64-bit Intel® Xeon® processor MP with 1M L2 cache)
Server systems
Features and benefits
Architected for dual-core CPUs and compatible with Intel's current single-core processors. Enhanced lifespan and helps to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
DDR-266, DDR-333 or DDR2-400 DDR-266, DDR-333 or DDR2-400 memory-based subsystems offer reduced latency while consuming less power than previous generations.
Up to 8 MB cache Up to 8 MB cache from 64-bit Intel® Xeon® processors MP for fast response times.
Demand-Based Switching (DBS) with Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Gives you the advantage of power savings and increased system density for server applications and helps improve workstation acoustics.
Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T) Extends flat memory addressability beyond 4 GB.
Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 (Intel® SSE 3) Includes thirteen additional SIMD instructions over SSE2. The new instructions are primarily designed to improve thread synchronization and specific application areas such as media and gaming.
Hyper-Threading Technology enhancements Hyper-Threading enhancements help increase server application performance.
PCI Express* I/O capability with 3X8 and 1X4 lanes PCI Express* offers greater performance headroom and bandwidth efficiency than previous generations.

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Packaging information
Intel® E8500 TNB .13um Technology (MP Server Northbridge) 1432-pin Flip Chip-Ball Grid Array (FC-BGA3) Package
Intel® E8500 XMB .13um Technology (ECC MP Server) 829-pin Flip Chip-Ball Grid Array (FC-BGA3) Package

Product and Performance Information


1. Requires an Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)-enabled system, check with your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Not available on the Intel® Core™ i5-750. For more information, including details on which processors support HT technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.

2. Intel® EM64T requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, 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. See www.intel.com/technology/intel64/ for more information including details on which processors support Intel EM64T or consult with your system vendor for more information.