Intel rolls out new gaming and Centrino chips

Intel has introduced a new CPU for users who like to push their PCs to the limit, as well as an extra Centrino enabled Pentium M processor.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  November 24, 2004

Intel has introduced a new CPU for users who like to push their PCs to the limit, as well as an extra Centrino enabled Pentium M processor. The firm’s new gamer focused processor is the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, which supports hyper-threading and a higher-speed system bus, enabled by the new Intel 925XE Express chipset. “PC enthusiasts are enjoying more rich media and gaming content than ever as the PC becomes central to the digital home,” said Samir Al-Schamma, Intel’s general manager for Gulf countries. “The new 925XE Express chipset, combined with the Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition, is another example of the platform approach we’re moving toward – bringing chipsets, processors and other components together to provide specific benefits to PC buyers.” The Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition, aimed squarely at the gamer and enthusiast markets, is clocked at 3.46GHz and offers zippy performance thanks to its 2MB of Level 3 cache and hyper threading. As Intel puts it, a single Intel CPU with hyper threading support presents itself to newer operating systems and applications as two virtual processors. This means each ‘virtual CPU’ can work on different sets of tasks simultaneously, thus getting more work done in the same amount of time. Intel claims performance can be improved by up to 25% when a PC is fitted out with an Intel processor and incorporates an enabled chipset, BIOS, operating system and application software. Meanwhile Intel’s new Centrino CPU is its Pentium M 765, the launch of which further expands its mobile processor range. Built on Intel’s 90-nanometre (nm) technology, the 765 chip includes 2MB of integrated, power-managed Level 2 cache and is clocked at 2.10GHz. It also features Intel’s Speedstep technology, a feature designed to optimise application performance and power consumption to extend battery life. Earlier this month Intel Middle East announced it would ship six new multi, dual and low voltage Itanium 2 processors for the regional market. The chip vendor claimed these new CPUs deliver performance increases of 15% for database transaction processing and up to 35% for overall integer and floating point performance.

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