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Intel Unveils Latest Extreme Edition Processor!

Intel Unveils Latest Extreme Edition Processor! news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages
By: Steve Dougherty | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs News | Posted: Dec 28, 2005 11:50 am

Intel have made one last big move for the year, announcing their new "Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955" CPU which operates at 3.46GHz with a whopping 4MB of L2 cache (2MB per core) and a 1066MHz BUS speed. This new king of the hill is based on Intel's 65nm "Presler" dual-core platform and drops straight into any 975X Express chipset without hassles.



Coverage on the new processor can be found at the following sites :-


- Lost Circuits
- XBit Labs
- Bit-Tech
- PCPerspective
- NordicHardware
- Hexus
- Sudhian
- LegitReviews
- Hot Hardware
- Viperlair
- Digit-Life


Will update the list with more as they come in folks.


Today, Intel has announced it's next Pentium Extreme Edition processor, which is based on the 65 nanometre core, codenamed Presler. It's the first of Intel's second generation dual core CPUs, and it features an increased L2 cache, the inclusion of Virtualisation Technology and a higher front side bus speed. Of course, the clock speed has had a bump up too. The Pentium Extreme Edition 840 ran at 3.2GHz, while the Pentium Extreme Edition 955 runs at a much more impressive 3.46GHz.


How does the latest addition to the Extreme Edition line rack up against Intel's Pentium 4's and AMD's single and dual core processors? Read on to find out...


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