Take a RISC'or Pentium'on an IntelliStation system

Take a RISC'or Pentium'on an IntelliStation system

Four new IntelliStations from IBM Corp. have different processor architectures'one RISC and three Intel Pentium'but the same brand name.

That reflects the reality of today's diverse market, said John Holz, vice president of IBM's workstation group. 'We're convinced the Unix piece of the market will continue as far out as we can predict,' Holz said.

The Unix system, the IntelliStation Power Model 265, falls between IBM's four-way Model 270 and entry-level Model 170. The Model 265 can accommodate one or two 450-MHz IBM Power3-II processors, up to 8G of error-correcting-code memory and up to 4M of ECC Level 2 cache. Options include IBM's GXT4500p or GXT6500p graphics accelerator cards.

Optional graphics

The three IntelliStation Pro systems have 2.2-GHz Pentium 4 or Xeon processors and 512K of Level 2 cache.

The M Pro 6850 tower can accommodate two Xeon chips. The M Pro 6229 minitower and the E Pro 6204 desktop system and 6214 minitower have single processors and Intel's 845, 850 or 860 chip set with a 400-MHz system bus.

All the M Pro and E Pro workstations have optional graphics subsystems from ATI Technologies Inc. of Thornhill, Ontario; Matrox Graphics Inc. of Dorval, Quebec; nVidia Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif.; or 3Dlabs Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif.

Entry-level configurations without monitors start at $1,400 for the Intel-based systems and $5,000 for the Model 265, Holz said. IBM also introduced a flat-panel monitor with 2,048- by 1,536-pixel resolution for about $3,000.

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