X-bit Labs reports about Intel's upcoming Pentium Extreme Edition 955 which is slated for early next year.
The Pentium EE 955 will have a 3.46GHz clockspeed and a 1066MHz FSB. It will support Virtualization Technology and each core will feature Hyper-Threading and 2MB L2 cache (so 4MB L2 cache in total).
This 65nm processor will operate within the 130W thermal design of the current dual-core processors but will only be supported by Intel's 975X chipset.
The code-named Presler microprocessor is expected to be released sometimes in the first half of 2006 and will be made using 65nm process technology. The die size of the chip is projected to be around 140 square millimeters, which is inline with Intel’s historical size of mainstream chips. From the architectural standpoint, the Presler may be a shrunk version of the chip code-named Smithfield, Intel’s first dual-core desktop product, however, it will contain some improvements over the current products.