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Dual-core desktops hit the market


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 03:04 PM

PC makers rolled out their first dual-core processor desktop PCs on Monday as expected--and they aren't cheap. By John G. Spooner Staff Writer, CNET News.com Published: April 18, 2005, 10:01 AM PDT Alienware, Dell and lesser-known maker Velocity Micro are among the first to begin taking orders on dual-core desktops. Their machines are based on Intel's Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 processor, the first dual-core PC processor to hit the market. The chip contains twin 3.2GHz processor cores; its companion Intel 955X Express chipset fosters faster memory and other improvements.
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Posted 20 April 2005 - 08:30 AM

Scarlett: Thanks for the news and the link.

The desktops, which start at about $2,300 to $3,000, are aimed at home multimedia and gaming enthusiasts who want the latest technology



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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:33 PM

Their machines are based on Intel's Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 processor, the first dual-core PC processor to hit the market.


Not entirely true :S
The first dual core processor was IBM’s Power4 chip in 2001

For desktops, then yes, intel is the first. (by a few days)

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:57 PM

amd benchies and info:
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2397
http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/8236
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20050421034233.html


intel benchies and info:
http://www.theplaceforitall.com/2005/04/in...benchmarks.html
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1781879,00.asp


:thumbsup: All I can say is me wante...

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