Intel quietly delivers 64-bit Pentium 4's to its OEMs

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 04 2004 @ 22:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel started to deliver Intel Pentium 4 processors on monday to its OEMs with the 64-bit technology EM64T. These chips are compatible with the i925X chipset. They are packed infto the FCLGA775 packaging, and not in LGA775.
As expected, the new 64-bit capable product line contains Pentium 4 at 3.20GHz, 3.40GHz and 3.60GHz priced at $278, $417 and $637 respectively. The costs of the Pentium 4 chips with Extended Memory 64 Technology will equals to processors with no such capability at the same core-clock. To distinguish between chips with and without EM64T, Intel names the 64-bit capable chips as 3.20F, 3.40F and 3.60F.

Sources close to the company said that that the company would slash the pricing of its 3.40GHz and 3.60GHz chips to $278 and $417 on August 22, 2004.
These new Pentium 4 processors are ment for servers and workstations. But some believe normal consumers will be able to get these too.

More info at X-bit Labs


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