Intel have just launched their new 64-bit quad core processor the Itanium 9300, which provides double the performance of its predecessor the Itanium 9100 series, together with a 500% increase in memory bandwidth, a 800% more system interconnect bandwidth with around 700% main memory capacity when combined with 16 GB DDR3 RAM.
The processor that was codenamed Tukwila employs the second generation of Intel Virtualization Technology to again improve performance and reliability for mission critical computing. Its Intel 7500 chipset can directly assign I/O devices to virtual machines, further boosting efficiency
The new series of processes has five models starting from $946 up to a massive $3838.
You can read the full Intel press release about the new Itanium 9300 from the Intel website.