During today’s Intel Developer Forum Fall 2003 Intel discussed a couple of its extremely innovative and powerful microprocessors that will come in short- and long-terms. As you probably understood, I talk about the soon-to-come Intel Pentium 4 processor with 2MB of L3 cache as well as dual-core Intel Xeon processor coming in 2005.
In order to answer AMD Athlon 64 FX processors with a 32-bit processor boasting with ultimate performance, Intel will launch its Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processor for hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts. The processor will feature 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus, 3.20GHz clock-speed and the Hyper-Threading technology. But the main weapon of this incredible CPU will be its 2MB of L3 cache in addition to “
The chip will hardly give a huge performance advantage over the current Intel Pentium 4 3.20GHz with 512KB of L2 for all applications, but those, which are dependent on PSB or CPU caches will certainly benefit from the large L3 cache of the Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processor.
You will find some more information about the chip itself as well as its availability details in our second part of IDF coverage concerning Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition.
In the long-term future Intel will release another extreme CPU, but this time for the enterprise markets. The dual-core chip currently known as
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