Intel releases information on their new 64-Bit Processors

Intel releases information on their new 64-Bit Processors

The long due processors capable of running 64-Bit applications have finally arrived from the stables of the world’s leading microprocessor company Intel. They finally released the information related to the processors, which would now take AMD heads on in the 64-bit processor market for Personal Computers. Intel has announced five new processors for the desktop PC market capable of enhanced power and more speed in memory intensive applications.

The company said that these new processors when coupled with the Intel 925/915 Express chipset family would improve performance and response times of applications comprehensively. The five processors are: Intel Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz and four others in the Intel Pentium 4 Processor 6xx sequence. All of these processors support Hyper-Threading (HT) technology and comes with support for 64-bit memory addressability through Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T).

Interestingly, Intel also announced plans to ship EM64T on versions of every newly introduced Intel desktop processors in the near future and this includes the cheaper Celeron Processors. An Intel representative, Rob Crooke told the media: “Intel continues to offer new platform features based on what people are actually doing with their PCs, such as using rich media, communicating with friends or family, and being productive in the office. As software for the digital home and office matures and becomes more demanding, desktops with Intel EM64T are well-timed to take advantage of emerging new usage models.”

These new processors from Intel also come with Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST), which helps in improved power consumption. Intel has been using similar technology for their Centrino range of processors for laptops. Microsoft would soon be launching a special version of their Windows Operating System with support of this new generation of 64-bit processors.

One of the prime reasons behind the increased demands of these high performance processors is that the consumer is increasingly looking towards Personal Computers for entertainment purposes. They have now turned into complete entertainment consoles with Microsoft launching a special edition of their operating system for Media Center Computers.

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