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.