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Daily News Round #1 for February 8, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 8, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 9, 2005 12:44 am

- Intel Fires Up Dual-core Production

Dual-core processors are the next big step for Intel, with a press release yesterday highlighting their completion of initial production runs on the new dual-core tech, along with plenty of spicey details on what we can expect upon the launch of the new chips (and chipsets) during the second quarter of this year. Full details in the official PR over at Intel's press room folks.


Intel plans to deliver two separate dual-core products and dual-core-enabled chipsets for its Pentium® processor-class families in the second quarter, including the Pentium® processor Extreme Edition. The Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition will include Hyper-Threading Technology, providing the ability to process four software "threads" simultaneously.


"In addition to our products, we are investing heavily to further prepare the industry for the shift to multi-core computing platforms," said Robert Crooke, vice president, Desktop Platforms Group and general manager, Desktop Marketing and Strategic Planning, Intel. "We accelerated this effort with the introduction of Hyper-Threading Technology three years ago and we're extending it by building multi-core processors. Platforms based on Intel multi-core technology will provide the performance and responsiveness consumers and businesses need to get the most enjoyment and productivity from their applications."


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- nForce4 AGP motherboards: "value upgrade" @ Digit-Life
- Mushkin 1Gb PC4400 High Perf Dual Pack @ OCTools
- TwinMOS Speed Premium PC3200 DDR @ PCStats
- ATI to Build-In Cable Modems into DTV Chips @ XBit Labs
- Introducing the Cell - Part I: the SIMD processing units @ Arstechnica & VNUNet
- 2.6GHz Opteron Release Date Revealed? @ AMDZone
- Is the single core CPU doomed? @ Anandtech


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