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Pentium 4 makes its Middle East debut

Pentium 4 is here, and Intel is promising the new chip will deliver a new generation of performance when delivering video and audio.

Intel introduced its newest microprocessor to the Middle East today, the Pentium 4, and promised users that the product would deliver ‘a new generation of performance when processing video and audio,’ in addition to ‘exploiting Internet technologies and displaying 3D graphics.’

Pentium 4 is built on the company’s new Netburst micro-architecture, which includes Hyper Pipelined Technology, a feature which enables the processor to execute software instructions in a 20-stage pipeline, as compared to the 10-stage pipeline of the Pentium III.

Hyper Pipelined Technology supports a new range of clock speeds, beginning today with 1.5 and 1.4 GHz, with plenty of headroom for the future.

“The Pentium 4 processor is designed to give Middle East users performance where they appreciate it most,” said Gilbert Lacroix, general manager, Intel Middle East and North Africa. “Whether streaming content, playing interactive games, encoding video and MP3 files, or creating Internet content, the Pentium 4 is designed to meet the needs of today’s most demanding computer users.”

PC makers and software suppliers worldwide have spent much of the last year readying products to based on the new product, with many desktop PC manufacturers expected to start taking orders on Pentium 4 based machines today.

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