Presently available mainboards featuring Socket T are unlikely to be able to work with Intel’s forthcoming dual-core microprocessors due to some design tweaks required for support of the chips Intel calls
“Currently our engineers think that only i945/955X[-based] mainboards will support Intel Pentium 4 800-series central processing units,” a high-ranking source from a large mainboard maker said.
Intel’s dual-core chips for desktops originally code-named
Intel Pentium 4 800-series dual-core microprocessors for desktops from Intel Corp. that are projected to emerge in the third quarter, 2005, will run at 2.80GHz, 3.00GHz and 3.20GHz, integrate 2MB of cache, utilize 800MHz processor system bus and feature LGA775 form-factor, according to certain reports. The dual-core desktop processor internally called
For some reason Intel has reportedly decided to disable the Hyper-Threading technology with its dual-core desktop chips. This will allow the processors to handle two threads independently more efficiently than current chips do, however, if the chips feature HT tech, they would be able to handle up to four threads of code. The
Intel Corp.’s dual-core chips will be branded as 820, 830 and 840. The main difference between these three chips is clock-speed: the 820 runs at 2.8GHz, the 830 operates at 3.00GHz and the 840 functions 3.20GHz.
Intel's officials did not comment on the news-story.