Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

As of today, Intel has officially entered 64-bit computing with its new 600 series of Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 64-bit processors supporting HT Technology. The chips are curently available in Japan and wealthy Europeans can also buy theirs online. Follow the download tab for the European retailers website.

Intel Corporation announced the availability of five new processors for desktop computers that deliver entertainment and IT benefits for consumers and businesses. When coupled with the widely adopted Intel 925/915 Express chipset family, the processors can help enable improved performance and more rapid response times for computing platforms.

Intel is now shipping the Intel Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz supporting Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology and four new processors in the Intel Pentium 4 Processor 6xx sequence supporting HT Technology.

All five of the new processors support 64-bit memory addressability through Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T). Intel plans to ship EM64T on versions of every newly introduced Intel desktop processor including the company's Intel Celeron D processor lines later this year.

The Intel Pentium 4 Processor 6xx sequence processors help enable new power-saving benefits to the desktop with Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST). Similar to the technology used in Intel Centrino Mobile Technology, EIST can enable power-saving by reducing overall average processor power consumption.

The new processors will support the upcoming Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system and will enable users to experience the benefits of 64-bit computing.

The Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz supporting HT Technology features a fast 1066 MHz system bus and 2MB of L2 cache that improves performance for such applications such as high-definition video and gaming that benefit from large amounts of data readily available to the processor.

The Intel Pentium 4 Processor 6xx sequence supporting HT Technology comes in speeds of up to 3.60 GHz, features an 800MHz system bus, a doubled L2 cache of 2MB, and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST). This power-saving capability is supported by Windows XP Service Pack 2. Additionally, the larger L2 cache provides potential performance benefits while Execute Disable Bit technology offers improved protection from certain types of viruses when coupled with Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Intel ended 2004 with more than two-thirds of its Pentium processors shipping with HT Technology and introduced a number of enabling tools, software and programs to lay a strong foundation for its upcoming dual-core platforms coming later in 2005.

With these new processors, Intel continues to lead the way for innovative offerings for the digital home and digital office in 2005, extending the award-winning Intel® 925/915 Express chipset families and providing a strong platform foundation for the latest PC uses.

Pricing & Availability
The new family of Intel Pentium 4 processors supporting HT Technology 6xx sequence and the Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition supporting HT Technology at 3.73 GHz are available now and priced as follows:

Processor Frequency Front Side Bus (FSB) On-die cache Price in 1,000-Unit Quantities
Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz
Supporting HT Technology
3.73 GHz 1066 MHz 2 MB L2 USD 999
Intel Pentium 4 processor 660 Supporting HT Technology 3.60 GHz 800 MHz 2 MB L2 USD 605
Intel Pentium 4 processor 650 Supporting HT Technology 3.40 GHz 800 MHz 2MB L2 USD 401
Intel Pentium 4 processor 640 Supporting HT Technology 3.20 GHz 800 MHz 2 MB L2 USD 273
Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 Supporting HT Technology 3.00 GHz 800 MHz 2 MB L2 USD 224

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Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

I guess that's good? I used to run Americas Army at 1280x1024 ultra high graphics with 512ram and mx440 64 nvidia, along with 1.25 AMD without lag whatsoeve, although I don't remember the FPS on it, I don't care it ran smoothly without lag lol so, hey it sounds like our processors these days are beyond the games we are running!

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

I didn't say there was "foul play." I just said that Microsoft waited until Intel was ready and AMD and all the customers that that thought they were buying a progressive product (which they were) got the shaft; as in no 64-bit windows. AMD made a lot less money AMD customers only got their progressive product running on linux (a minority OS). Also, it was not up to Intel to "activate" 64-bit on their chips. They are now proceeding to tout their 64-bit instructions because the OS is going to finally come out. The only reason XP64 was delayed was because Intel instructions probably had to be tested. Microsoft can't put out a product with just AMD support and crappy Intel support now can they? Also, this arguement about Intel having 64-bit instructions 2 years ago is crazy. If it is not in the consumers hands, they can cut all the cores they want and it is completely useless to me or any other consumer.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Man u lot are complete suckers.EMT 64 is bollox. Its a basic instruction set to turn a 32 bit chip into something that can handle a few 64 bit tasks. It was known about ages ago that intel was going to do this. Like when AMD were about to release true 64 bit chips, INTEL said clearly to the whole world 64bit is rubbish, has no advantage, we have absolutley no plans to go down this route at all. They totally claimed to have no interest at all! OOPS! ATHLON64 True 64bit chips, designed for 64bit from the start, selling better than expected. Intel crap themselves and low and behold EMT64 is suddenly about to be added to bog standard P4s. The EMT 64 intructions are already known to be a basic extension as the p4 is NOT a true 64bit chip, FACT. Win64 is gonna be geared up for athlons more than any p4 without a doubt. AMD has worked closely with microsoft on this for ages, while intel at the time said we dont want to know. You must remember in the days of the p1 and p2, intel and microsft were like the best of friends, windows was geared up towards their chips, it was a excellent partnership. AMD got involved and there processors were almost poor carbon copies of intels as amds chips had to have similar intruction sets to even run with windows, because intel and microsft had designed their shit already round each others products before amd even got a look in. As windows starts to mature, newer chips were made and amd can finally start to improve on what it had to work with. Newer OS, then AMD could really start its own real cpu family with real proper support from microsft to tailor windows properly to the athlons needs. Intels relations with microsoft were getting shaky. Suddenly, the perfect software to work with intels pentium lines had a choice. The tables have turned. Microsft are obviously not stupid to cut out intel from working with their software, but in theory they have had there chance. AMD has the task of gearing up hardware that is going to make microsoft

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

a shed load of bucks if they get the perfect software that is gonna work well in conjunction with each other better. Such as intel did in the beginning. How many bussiness, homes, shops, schools, do u think that the perfectly matched processor and the expertly crafted windows went into, its unlikey that neither company will ever see a boost like that in any of there products again, not unless AMD pull the same stunt that is. Win64 is gonna be aiming high, trust me. Even microsft now state on there sites about how much the athlon64 is imperative to running of this new os. The intel line is gonna work with it but its gonna be the wrong platform of choice to use with WIN 64. Flame all u like, i will not respond to them. i Have said my piece and at the end of the day over the course of many years in computing the majority of you will know this to be true. This is worded in my own way, but the undelining message is there for all to see it BELIEVE IT. IT WILL HAPPEN. P.S Intels TOP ELITE R&D team did officially leave to start work with AMD 2 years ago. The net holds the key.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Sure these may be a little more expensive, but Intel's proc are more stable. I have had 2 AMD proc's and they tend to crash my pc. Ever since i got a Pentium 4, no crashes, very stable system. My AMD 3200+ is OK, but not great. My P4 still beats it in multimedia applications

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Go Intel.Great to see them adding these new features to there Pentium 4's. They are the world leader in processors after all, and have lots of cash. They will overtake AMD this year, just you wait and see.As good as AMD is, I think that Intel has a winner with Centrino and the Pentium M's, and now they are making there P4's similarly, taking some of the great features from the Pentium M like speed step and the higher cache, and this will defintely benifit them.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Intel is a corporate giant, they have more resources then AMD, lets face it, AMD has had a 64 bit since 2003. I love AMD and it has always kept me on the edge of my FPS count. Intel...is not bad, i still think that AMD has the edge. and however wrote number 3, you are a F***ing moron, pc problems are user based. my fx-55 64bit AMD has provided not problem at all.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

AMD=GamingIntel=Home/Office & MobileIm not saying that Intel SUX, but i find that certain AMD CPUs outperform intel CPUs in great speed sometimes. I've seen Athlon 64 ~3000/3200 outperform a P4 EE in games, and i think that P4 are WAY overpriced. For me, i stick to AMD with all my pc's

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

i think intel chips will be better somehow,intel have been making 64bit chips far longer than amd, just not for workstations, combined with the hyperthreading i can't see how amd can competethe reason the current 64bit chips are better than the HT ones from what i can tell is due to thecore...which is all very well for 32 bit but i thought the point was to move forward, if you look thru reviews comparing intel vs amd in the 64bit things, you'll find intel are slower for 32 bit, but considerably faster for 64...well depending on the chip you compare intel equivilant is now often cheaper, just your comparing intels flagship product against amd's non flagship product, but how can intel beat amd with the similar speed in games when amd have 3d now? once games start making use of HT i don't think amd can keep up

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

I'm no fanboy, but AMD are clearly making superior chips in every department. Not sure about this new 64bit one, haven't seen any benchmarks, but assuming it is the best (which it may well not be lets be honest), AMD still have better chips through most of the rest of the cpu market besides laptop processors

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Actually don't believe all the AMD hype.Intel is still king. Prices are dropping, performance is going up. A Pentium 4 will outperform an AMD 64 with all encoding and tasks other than gaming, where there is a slight AMD lead. Now with Intel going 64 bit, and the great improvements over the chip with more cache and mobile speed step, we will see some serious trouble for AMD...

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Actually, yes you can max out your processor. With complex computations with today's physics engines and such, and then with people who do lots of video encoding, you will most definately need the fastest processor you can afford. Maybe not for opening and closing a window or two, or the internet, but when you have to do things like loading and encoding and computating, the CPU really does matter.And for those things Intel is best.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

many games are already cpu limited with the best video set up...half life two can have the same FPS at low res up to 1600 X 1200 (with high IQ). the video card (ati 850XT-PE) is pushing out more info than the cpu can handle.so even if you get a better video card you will still need a better cpu to see a higher FPS.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

keep in mind in single tasking amd is faster. if you use the best AMD encoder for dvd format against the best encoder for INTEL you will see that AMD is better...INTEL is better if you are multi-tasking and that is it...the question you need to ask is this???do you multi-task or not??? then you will know what CPU to buy.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

This processor is crap compared to an AMD 64 FX, Intel processors are generally crap, they are a pain to cool, when I had a P4 I had to buy two system fans just to keep my system temperature below 29C.When I switched to and AMD 64 FX I had no trouble with this. AMD is the gamers choice and thats all that matters.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Look ok, ive been in this scene for a long time, been through the wars, been through the competetion... here is the pro's and con's that ive found....Intel = Faster Encoding [Raring files and such]AMD = Faster Decoding [Unraring files and such]Intel performs better for CAD, Duel CPU or so...But one thing I dont see is a Quad CPU Xeon.... and also not to mention the Xeon cant run DDR400 ECC except the newer ones... 3.2 or above... but if your going to buy a server box or so personally, Id go for the Duel Opteron 252.... AMD FX 55 Opterons at 2.6 and full support for DDR 333/400 RAM....I run a Dedicated Server, its a Dual Xeon 3.0.... I think its crap, it can only run DDR 133... and thats crap.... Personally I would say intel needs a new arch. fast.... their current products are loosing support greatly from the server fields as of late.... and I see no reason to continue this hassle, what works for you today will work tomorrow, but with intel it seems opposite.... their processors get faster.... but no greater.... Hyperthreading only helps a user pretend he is not running a high server load and helps deal with it... but in the long run, if you actually notice, the old pentium 4's even have used a slow technology setup.... heck, the new 3.8 Intel p4's are only a standard 2.4 overclocked, this is why cooling them is so bad, and those new duel core intels are going to be horrible, another 15% hotter then the current prescott's... thats bullshit man.... cost going up to compete with amd.... seems like an nvidia/ati thing... sacrifice system power for performance... I understand the risks involved, but this is not the way..... nobody wants to watercool all their computers just because intel doesnt know how to cool them properly.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

"think intel chips will be better somehow,intel have been making 64bit chips far longer than amd, just not for workstations, combined with the hyperthreading i can't see how amd can compete"Actually, they are competing and much more. AMD has been running 64BIT chips since 2003. Intel has just entered the fray. The Prescott core has been a mixed bag of results. Much so that they have hit the thermal wall with that Macarchitecture. AMD at the moment is basically selling every cpu it has the *capacity* to manufacture--ie, they couldn't sell more than they are currently selling if they quadrupled their advertising budget because they are not presently limited by a lack of demand but by a lack of manufacturing (FAB) capacity. Intel has almost the opposite problem--they have a much larger FAB capacity than AMD, but a lower demand for "gaming" cpus, and thus are spending big bucks to sell what they have manufactured. (Intel only charges ridiculous premiums for its EE cpus because it anticipates making very few of them due to poor yields--not even mentioning "paper launches," etc..This is why AMD is pushing to bring its second FAB on line even as Intel struggles to figure out how to best use and/or upgrade the much greater FAB capacities that it presently has. It bears thinking about that the present scope of Intel's FAB capacities was planned out years ago at a time when Intel was the only high-end x86 cpu manufacturer around--at a time when Intel had a monopoly in that market with no need to consider a strategy based on x86 competition. OTOH, there has never been a time, especially since the k7 in '99, where AMD's future plans assumed anything but a vigorously competitve market. (For instance, it was only after much kicking and screaming that Intel was reluctantly dragged into x86-64 production in the first place, whereas AMD has for years stated an intent to go x86-64.) Since the two companies operate and have been formed around much different considerations and pr

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

...CONTINUED...formed around much different considerations and principles it isn't at all surprising that they often do things much differently.For indivivuals ON THIS SITE should not even bother looking at the new 64bit Intel chips. For gaming they still fall behind AMD chips. For multimedia applications and other encoding features, yes go with Intel. However, the bench scores are not that much of a difference between the two when comparing encoding features to justifiy the price of these new Intel chips and the older Exterme chips...How many of you that come to this sight run more multimedia platforms then gaming? Not many i can assure you.Aproduct will sell itself. Plain and simple. Intel chips for gaming do not. They spend millions of advertising dollars to claim their chips are the fastest for gaming when clearing this is far from the truth as seen by numerous and numerous reviews. These chips from intel offer nothing new then what AMD has offered since 2003.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Guys! I have some questions:1.Which is the best HDD for a gamer, Western Digital, Seagate, samsung or maxtor? And how important is the amount of buffer(2mb-8mb) in HDD?2.Which of these is the best ram:Twinmos-Kingstone-Samsung or another brand?3.How can I get a goddamnreview about some special product that I'm gonna buy?Sorry, I know these are not relevant questions, but I have no other place to ask them.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

My GOD: "With these new processors, Intel continues to lead the way for innovative offerings for the digital home and digital office in 2005, extending the award-winning Intel® 925/915 Express chipset families and providing a strong platform foundation for the latest PC uses."AMD64 processors already did that and came out since fall of 2003.... if anything intel just caught up and still Athlon FX 55 is faster. plus these processors of intel are way expensive compared to 500 series and are not much more powerful.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

intel should kept the 64 bit chips in the backburner still. the beta version of xp64 sucks and very few programs take advantage of 64 bit processors.btw amd 64bit processors are not that good. the 3000 chip with ati 9800 card barely plays doom3 with everything to a minimum.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

keep in mind that the 3000 (1.8 Ghz) AMD 64 is going against a 3 Ghz P4other than multi tasking the amd is 5 to 10% faster (if you pick the best program to work with the right cpu).now by saying this does not mean the 3000 is high end... you should be looking at a 3500 or higher to be in that better bracket (plus move up to a x800 or 6800 video card)yes the 9800 is a good card but it only stands as a mid level card (just below a 6600 and x700)

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Remember guys, Intel had the first 64bit processor. Did you guys forget about Itatium proc? Though it was scrap because it had horrible computing 32bit apps, it worked great as a 64bit proc.AMD broked the barrier between using 64/32bit computing which Intel can't figure out. FIY, Intel owns 2/3 of computer market and yet AMD beats them by coming up with the first desktop 64bit proc that can handle 32bit apps.Intel basically paid AMD to share their 64bit proc so Intel can have 64bit proc aswell.Just wanna clear that up.Heat issues are a mixed bag between companies. During before the 1ghz era, AMD had horrible heat related issues and Intel's P3 was the fastest gun yet run cooled.It's a marketing thing people to get them to buy your product! Just buy what you think is good for your budget and be happy with it. Don't worry about all that other stuff.Let us IT people handle those things.

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

Hey like intel AMD wants it's older processors to sell so its just wont introduce a newer processor .why i say this is bcos the prices can go very high (>1000USD)and bsides they just need to be just 1 step ahead of intel not more not less . milk as much as possible .so if AMD is smart

Intel Enters 64-bit Computing

sani-1.HDDs are pretty much the same when it comes to brand names. Get one with an 8mb cache if you can coz that means it can store more data in the cache, so more data can be accessed faster. My hdd is a seagate and i havent had any problems so far but its really up to you.2.As for the ram, most people will go with Corsair.3.For reviews, try tomshardware.com

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