January 19th, 2009 ~ by admin

CPU Find of the Day.. Intel’s New/Old I/O Processor

In 2002 Intel released a new dedicated I/O processor called the 80303, part of the IOP3xx series.  It was meant to replace the i960RN series for use in RAID controllers etc, and runs at 100MHz.  As far as I can tell the 80303 is an enhancement of the i960 procecessor, it was quickly replaced by a XScale series device (IOP8034X)  This particular one was found on the main board of a Dell PowerEdge 2600 dual Xeon server.
Update: I found a datasheet for this, its core is an i960JT running at 100MHz 

Intel IOP303 Processor.

Intel IOP303 Processor.

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