Intel's 64-bit P4 Processors Begin to Emerge in Retail

Intel Corp.'s Pentium 4 processors with Extended Memory 64 Technology begin to emerge for sale in retail and can be purchased by end-users, not computer makers. While the lineup of desktop form-factor EM64T chips can be currently bought only in Japan, eventually such products may become available in other countries as well.

Akiba PC Hotline web-site reports that a number of stores in Tokyo, Japan, sells Intel Pentium 4 processors models 3.20F, 3.40F, 3.60F and 3.80F with EM64T capability enabled. The chips come in black and white retail packaging and are positioned primarily for uniprocessor servers and workstations. The central processing units cost approximately $299, $311, $449 and $755 for 3.20GHz, 3.40GHz, 3.60GHz and 3.80GHz speed-bins respectively. Intel Pentium 4 processors with EM64T come in LGA775 form-factor and are compatible with mainboards based on i915- and i925-series chipsets.

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News source: Xbit Labs

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