AMD's Direct Connect architecture, which includes an
integrated memory controller and HyperTransport technology links, accelerate
performance of bandwidth and compute-intensive applications.
The xw4550 (pictured) also has six storage bays, simultaneous support
for 32- and 64-bit applications, 4 DIMM slots and up to 4 GB of ECC memory,
providing users with upgradeability features typically found in higher-end
The HP xw4600 Workstation - available in November - is priced below $900 and
offers a choice of Intel Pentium Dual Core3, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2
Quad, or Intel Extreme dual- and quad-core processors. The new Intel X38
Express chipset and next-generation 2D and 3D Nvidia and ATI graphics help the
xw4600 to affordably support the data-intensive professional applications.
The xw4600 has support for DDR2 memory up to 800 MHz. Its dual PCIe X16 Gen 2
graphics interfaces deliver up to twice the performance bandwidth of previous
interfaces and provide support for up to four high-performance 3D graphics
The inclusion of 12 USB ports (seven back, two front, and three internal) as
well as six SATA interfaces, give users plenty of options for add-on
flexibility. The xw4600 is also Energy Star qualified to help customers
conserve energy and reduce costs.