Intel is hoping the market will migrate from 500-series Pentium 4 CPUs to 64-bit 600-series by the third quarter of this year, with the chip giant promoting the fact that 915- and 945-series chipsets will support the 64-bit CPU platform. However the quotes for the 600-series Pentium 4 processors are still too high for customers, even though the new CPUs have the added features of support for EM64T and 2MB L2 cache. Intel will introduce new EM64T-enabled Pentium 4- and Celeron-series products for desktop PCs in the second quarter of this year.

Intel is hoping the market will migrate from 500-series Pentium 4 CPUs to 64-bit 600-series by the third quarter of this year, with the chip giant promoting the fact that 915- and 945-series chipsets will support the 64-bit CPU platform. However the quotes for the 600-series Pentium 4 processors are still too high for customers, even though the new CPUs have the added features of support for EM64T and 2MB L2 cache. Intel will introduce new EM64T-enabled Pentium 4- and Celeron-series products for desktop PCs in the second quarter of this year.