Intel's Pentium 4 660 and 670 to get VT

Posted on Friday, August 26 2005 @ 2:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Register heard Intel's Pentium 4 660 and 670 processors will soon get an update to include Virtualization Technology (VT).

Intel's Digital Enterprise Group chief Pat Gelsinger showed during a presentation the company will ship Pentium 66x and 67x processors with VT in the second half of this year. Currently the 660 and 670 are clocked at respectively 3.6 and 3.8GHz. It's like the VT-enabled models will receive a higher model number to indicate the difference, likely it will be 662 and 672.

It's not sure when Intel will release these processors but the chip giant said it will happen before the launch of Itanium 2 processors with Virtualization Technology. Some rumours talk about the fourth quarter of this year.

Intel's Xeon processors will have to wait until the first half of 2006 before they will feature VT. Likely this will be introduced with Tulsa, the 65nm version of Paxville.

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