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Intel® 5000X Chipset

Intel® 5000X Chipset

Intel's new workstation chipset for the Intel® Xeon® processor 50001 series enables 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 has passed workstation and server validation.

These new dual-core, dual-processor workstations deliver outstanding performance, dependability and value to digital content creation, mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD), electronic design automation, and other graphics workstation applications.

Features and benefits

Supports two Intel® Xeon® processors 5000 series

Optimized performance for the DP Server market segment with a range of price points.

1066 / 1333 MHz dual independent buses

Increased bus bandwidth of up to 3X over 800 MHz systems.

FB DIMM 533/667 MHz memory interface

Offers a maximum memory bandwidth up to 17 GB/s for 533 MHz and 21 GB/s for 667 MHz.

Increased dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) per system provide enhanced memory scalability for memory-intensive applications.

PCI Express* X-16 graphics

PCIe graphics interface, delivers as much as 4.0 GB/s of graphics bandwidth per direction directly into the Intel® 5000X MCH chipset (total bandwidth 8 GB/s). Enhanced visualization with the PCI Express x16 graphics interface, delivering twice the bandwidth of AGP 8X.

PCI Express I/O*

Serial I/O technology provides a direct connection between the MCH chipset and PCI Express* component/adapters with bandwidth up to 4 GB/s on each PCI Express x8 interface. PCI Express offers higher bandwidth, lower latency and fewer I/O bottlenecks than PCI-X.

Intel® 6700PXH 64-bit PCI Hub

Optional component introduces next-generation PCI/PCI-X performance and significant enhancements to platform flexibility.

Supports two independent 64-bit, 133 MHz PCI-X segments and two Hot-Plug controllers (one per segment).

Advanced platform reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS)

Features such as memory Error Correction Code (ECC), Intel® x4 Single Device Data Correction (x4 SDDC), DIMM sparing and DIMM scrubbing for improved system reliability.

The System Management Bus (SMBus) port hooks into the Intel® 5000V MCH chipset for remote management operation and support for a variety of third-party base management controller (BMC) and BIOS solutions.

Intel® Hub Interface 1.5 connection to the MCH chipset

Point-to-point connection between the MCH chipset and the Intel® 82801ER I/O Controller Hub or Intel® 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub devices provides as much as 266 MB/s of bandwidth.

Additional information: 2

Packaging information
Intel® 5000X Memory Controller Hub (MCH) chipset 1432 Flip Chip-Ball Grid Array (FC-BGA)
Intel® 6700PXH 64-bit PCI Hub
567 Flip Chip-Ball Grid Array (FC-BGA)
Intel® 6321ESB I/O Controller Hub 1284 Flip Chip - Ball Grid Array (PBGA)     

Product and Performance Information


1. 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/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html for details.

2. PCI Express* reduced power-state "L0s" is not supported.