The Pentium II Xeon processor will join its little brother Pentium II in 450 MHz territory in October, when Intel Corporation will bump up the high end for its workstation and server-class chips. The Pentium II became available at 450 MHz speeds in August, but Intel has had various problems with the Xeon since its introduction in June. Originally designed to offer larger L2 cache and the possibility of more processors in a single system, the chipsets designed to support the Xeon have suffered from various design bugs, causing system crashes and other problems.

Intel is planning to finally offer four-way Xeon systems in January, and the 450 MHz version will be the last new chip from the company until after the new year