Intel plans to ship new dual-core processors on the official 40th anniversary of Moore's Law. As from Monday, these new chips will start shipping to OEMs.

Intel first revealed that it had begun initial shipments of its Pentium Processor Extreme Edition model 840 to customers this past Monday, in an announcement made by company vice president Abhi Talwalker said at a conference in Taiwan. Running at a clock speed of 3.2 GHz, that processor is a high-end, dual-core CPU intended for use in advanced gaming and multimedia PCs that will retail for total systems prices of $1,500 and up.

Both Dell and Alienware have forthcoming systems based around the new Pentium Processor Extreme Edition model 840.

"We will ship millions of dual cores this year." - Intel spokeswoman Shannon Love.