The Pentium 4 Extreme Edition - based on the server core known under Gallatin code-name - is the first desktop processor from Intel Corp. delivering 2MB L3 cache. But the company has confirmed that it will be phasing the chip out soon.
Citing a shift in demand towards "higher performance Intel processors", Intel has confirmed on Friday that it will be discontinuing the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. The chip, which was unveiled during the IDF Fall 2003, will cease production sometime in November this year. Shipments will, however, continue until July of next year.