Reviews of Intel's first dual-core desktop CPU have hit the web today. A handful of websites have published reviews about the Pentium Extreme Edition 840. This processor runs at 3.2GHz and has 2 Prescott cores and HyperThreading.
Intel has just lifted the NDA so reviews are now rolling in. Here's a snip from HotHardware:
Today, we're bringing you a Dual-Core Pentium quick take, on short notice from the folks at Intel. With only a few hours of testing at our disposal, we're attempting to make time with some level of meaningful analysis for you and hit Intel's NDA embargo lift time this morning. Would we have liked to spend more quality lab time on such an important launch event as the first dual core Pentium class CPU to ever hit the mainstream? You bet your CMOS digital flip-flop we would, but when hardware is shipped to the wild without a solid game plan behind it, in our gig you react or get walked on. So we did and here's what we've come up with. Read on for our first glance report of Intel's new Dual-Core Extreme Edition P4 and we promise to come back to you shortly with more in-depth coverage from every angle.