Date: September 8th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor / Owner)
Product was submitted by: Intel
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INTEL CORPORATE PROFILE
For more than three decades, Intel Corporation has developed technology enabling the computer and Internet revolution that has changed the world. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971. Today, Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems, and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers and networking and communications products. These products are used by industry members to create advanced computing and communications systems. Intel's mission is to be the preeminent building block supplier to the Internet economy.
For close to two years now 64bit computing has been talked about, but not officially implemented as Microsoft is still undergoing their usual decade long testing schedule. I know most Linux users will eagerly raise their hands and proclaim that they have a readily available 64bit of their operating system but with a learning curve as steep as an Everest slope, it is just not a viable option for the everyday computer user which has grown up and accustomed to the Windows environment. With the official x64 version of Windows
XP coming around the corner within the next year, Intel has already launched a whole series of 6xx based Pentium 4 processors to be ready for the upcoming OEM splurge into the 64bit environment.
Today I will be reviewing the Pentium 4 670 3.8Ghz version of the 64bit capable processor and comparing it to the 660 3.6Ghz & 3.73 Extreme Edition version I have review earlier HERE.
Let's see if the 200Mhz increase takes the Pentium 4 to a higher level or if the US$200+ difference is not noticeable in an everyday Windows 32bit and 64bit environment.