Intel Dual-Core PCs Available Now

Intel announced that computer manufacturers Alienware, Dell and Velocity
Micro today started selling desktop PCs and workstations based on Intel’s first
dual-core processor-based platform. Intel’s first
dual-core processor-based platform includes the Intel® Pentium® Processor
Extreme Edition 840 running at 3.2 GHz and the Intel® 955X Express Chipset. Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 can process four software threads simultaneously. The Intel Pentium
Processor Extreme Edition 840 is priced at $ 999 and the Intel 955X Express
Chipset is priced at $ 50 in 1,000-unit quantities. Additional technical
information about these products is available at

www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/pentiumee/factsheet.pdf

Intel announced that computer manufacturers Alienware, Dell and Velocity
Micro today started selling desktop PCs and workstations based on Intel’s first
dual-core processor-based platform. The dual-core processor-based systems are
geared for computer hobbyists and entertainment enthusiasts.

"With dual-core processor-based system availability, today is a historic date
for the computer industry as PCs begin having ‘two brains’ instead of one," said
Don MacDonald, vice president of Intel’s Digital Home Group.

"This milestone has additional significance for Intel given that it’s the eve of
the 40th anniversary of Moore’s Law," MacDonald added. "Moore’s Law is about
giving you more computing capabilities without an equivalent increase in cost.
This is what bringing dual-core processors to PCs is all about."

Intel’s first dual-core processor-based platform includes the Intel® Pentium®
Processor Extreme Edition 840 running at 3.2 GHz and the Intel® 955X Express
Chipset.

"This platform empowers computer users to take advantage of high-definition
video, high-quality sound and 3-D visualization for their audio, video, digital
design and gaming tasks," said MacDonald. "It enables increased capabilities and
the power for people to do more with their computers, which will change how
people use computing power inside and outside their homes."

Dual- and multi-core processors are designed by including two or more full
execution cores within a single processor enabling simultaneous management of
activities. When combined with Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology, which allows
each execution core to present itself as two logical processors, the Intel
Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 can process four software threads
simultaneously by more efficiently using resources that otherwise may sit idle.

Intel has more than 15 multi-core projects under development across the desktop,
mobile and server computing market segments. The company will also introduce its
mainstream, high volume dual-core Intel® Pentium® D processor-based platform
this quarter, with systems to become available from leading computer makers.

The Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 is priced at $ 999 and the Intel
955X Express Chipset is priced at $ 50 in 1,000-unit quantities.

For computer makers and system integrators, Intel today also announced the
availability of a desktop motherboard that includes the express chipset.

Additional technical information about these products is available at

www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/pentiumee/factsheet.pdf

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