Intel Readies Dual-Core Desktop Processors
The first is expected to appear on the market next quarter, with the first dual-core Pentium chips and dual-core-enabled chip sets. One version will be the Pentium Extreme Edition.Intel Corp. announced Monday that it has begun production of its dual-core desktop processors, and that the first will appear on the market next quarter with the first dual-core Pentium chips and dual-core-enabled chip sets. One of the processors that the Santa Clara, Calif., company will roll out will be a dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition. The Pentium Extreme Editionaimed at users such as game players who demand a lot of computing poweralso will be equipped with Intels HyperThreading technology, which allows applications to view a single processor as two logical processors. Combining HyperThreading and dual-core capabilitieswhere two cores are housed on a single dieenables the machines to run four threads of instructions simultaneously, Intel officials said.
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