Intel's Pentium EE 955 and the Viiv platform

Posted on Friday, Sep 09 2005 @ 22:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
During the first quarter of 2006 Intelwill release The Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955. This will be a dual-core processor with Hyper-Threading. It will be clocked at 3.46GHz with a 1066MHZ FSB, 4MB of cache and Virtualization Technology.
This CPU will be produced using a 65 nanometre process*, but next year will mark a clear difurcation between chips it's offering, as the firm will release the 950, 840, 930, and 920 chips in Q1 of 2006, as well as the Conroe family in the second half of 2006.

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Intel's latest roadmaps dated the 1st of September, describes Viiv as an entertainment PC, requiring platform driver software, a 10' GUI shell, NCQ S-ATA drives, and capable of supporting 5.1 audio codecs, 5.1 jacks or an SPDIF connector and 2.1 jacks. Intel wants system integrators to adopt the 945GT Express chipset and Yonah dual core chips for these babies.


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