Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 and 955X Express chipset Review
Posted on Tuesday, April 05 2005 @ 12:29:41 CEST by LSDsmurf
If a single word sums up Intel's thoughts on CPU design in 2005 it would have to be parallelism. The incumbent Pentium 4 Prescott, for a variety of reasons, hasn't scaled to the kind of clockspeed Intel was predicting just last year. Indeed, the Pentium 4 570J, clocked in at 3.8GHz, will remain the fastest MHz CPU for some time. Intel's solution to increasing performance without having to break the 4GHz barrier has been to architect dual- and multi-core processors, starting off with desktop Pentium D (Models 820,830 and 840) and XE 840 CPUs.