July 2, 2001 - Intel Corporation announced availability of the Intel(r)
Pentium(r) 4 processor at 1.8 GHz, the company's highest-performance microprocessor
for desktop computers. Intel also introduced a Pentium 4 processor at
Pentium 4 processor-based systems are designed to meet the needs of a
range of users. For consumers, the Pentium 4 processor delivers desired
performance for processing digital video and audio, displaying 3-D graphics,
and taking advantage of the latest Internet technologies. Users are able
to connect entertainment and productivity devices with Pentium 4 processor-based
systems. For business users, the Pentium 4 processor provides the performance,
longevity and return on investment needed to achieve advantage.
The Intel(r) NetBurst(tm) Micro-Architecture and Intel(r) 850 Chipset
The Intel NetBurst(tm) Micro-architecture enables the Pentium 4 processor
to run at high speeds, which can be an advantage for users about their
computer performance. The Pentium 4 processor is the first completely
new desktop processor design from Intel since 1995, when the Intel(r)
Pentium(r) Pro processor, with its P6 micro-architecture, was introduced.
The Pentium 4 processor platform is based on the Intel(r) 850 chipset.
The Intel 850 chipset's dual RDRAM* memory banks complement the Pentium
4 processor's 400 MHz system bus, handling up to 3.2 gigabytes of data
per second. Also, Intel is shipping the Intel Desktop Board D850GB, which
supports the Pentium 4 processor in the ATX form factor.
For more information on Pentium 4 processor performance, visit www.intel.com/procs/perf.