Today Intel announced three new Pentium 4 processors which bring hyper-threading technology to mainstream PC users. The new Intel Pentium 4 processors include the 2.80C, and 2.60C, and 2.40C GHz and come equipped with HT Technology and 800MHz FSB.
Sydney, Australia, 21 May 2003 - Intel Corporation today announced three IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 processors supporting Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology** and a trio of chipsets enabling faster and more feature-rich corporate and consumer PCs at mainstream price points. The new Intel Pentium 4 processors -- 2.80C, and 2.60C, and 2.40C GHz -- come equipped with HT Technology and an advanced 800 MHz system bus that allows information to flow to and from the processor more quickly.More information in our New Products Forum
Additionally, Intel announced their Intel Springdale 865G and 865PE chipsets today which support HT Technology and 800MHz FSB at a lower cost than Canterwood based motherboards, thus enabling Intel to reach the mainstream user.
The 865G chipset marks the beginning of the new IntelŪ Stable Image Platform Program unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum in February. Previously code-named Granite Peak, the program provides at least 12 months of chipset hardware and software driver stability for corporate PC buyers. The program provides software image stability that IT managers can use to more easily manage the deployment and maintenance of their PC environments.The Tech Report has posted a review of the new chipsets and the new processors. OC Addiction review the FIC VL11PE Springdale motherboard and MB Review check out the Intel D865PERL (i865PE) and Intel D865GBF (i865G) reference boards. And if you still want more action, EPoX let us know about their 4PDA2+ Springdale motherboard which you can read about in our New Products Forum.
This should keep you busy till our Springdale review which we hope to have posted later today or early tomorrow!