Intel today quietly released the 3.73GHz Pentium Extreme Edition 3.73GHz. Several reviews appeared on the web today but the company hasn't issued a press release yet.
With the heatspreader on top of the chip, you could hardly tell it apart from a Conroe. It looked and smelled like one, but that’s where the similarities end. While the fastest Conroe based processors will barely exceed 3.0GHz, this chip is clocked at a mighty 3.73GHz. Indeed what Intel had sent us was no Conroe, it was the new dual core Pentium Extreme Edition 965, a chip that’s being announced today, but one that won’t actually be shipping in retail systems until next month. And yes, it’s another very high clocked deeply pipelined CPU from Intel; it’s not the power efficient, high performing, competitive part we want from Intel, it’s yet another bump in the rocky road of NetBurst.