Intel makes a date for first dual-core desktop processor launch

By Derek Sooman on October 18, 2004, 3:13 PM
"The first dual-core desktop processors, code-named "Smithfield", will be organized into a new product number, likely to receive the number sequence 8xx. The 820 (2.8 GHz), 830 (3.0 GHz), and 840 (3.2 GHz) are expected in the third quarter of next year. The chips will come with 2 x 1 MByte L2 cache, EM64T extensions, XD and will be supported by the upcoming Glenwood and Lakeport platforms."

Intel will launch its first dual-core desktop processor in the third quarter of next year, with a mobile dual-core will follow in the first quarter of 2006. Intel also plans to introduce a new range of new processors, new platform architectures and product enhancements. Go here to read all about it.

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