Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 965 - one of the last NetBurst CPUs

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 22 2006 @ 20:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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.
Here are some reviews:
- AnandTech
- Tom's Hardware Guide
- X-bit Labs
- Bit Tech


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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