Intel's dual-core processors start shipping

Posted on Monday, April 18 2005 @ 19:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel announced that Alienware, Dell and Velocity Micro today start selling desktop computer and workstations based on Intel's new Pentium Extreme Edition 840 dual-core processor.

The Pentium Extreme Edition 840 runs at 3.2GHz and uses the new Intel 995X Express chipset. The Pentium EE 840 processor is Intel's first dual-core processor, it is priced at $999 in 1,000 unit quantities. The Intel 955X Express chipset is priced at $50 in 1,000 unit quantities.

The company said it has currently 15 multi-core projects under development for the desktop, mobile and server market segments. Later in May Intel will introduce its dual-core Pentium D, which will be cheaper than the dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition processors.




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