Intel plans faster bus for Pentium 4 Extreme Edition

Intel is planning to introduce a faster front-side bus on an upcoming version of its Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processor that will help the firm increase the performance of its chips by improving a crucial bottleneck in system performance.

According to an internal document on Intel's Web site first spotted by The Inquirer, Intel will soon release the 925XE chip set, a version of its recently introduced 925X chip set with support for a 1066MHz front-side bus. Current Pentium 4 chip sets use an 800MHz front-side bus to connect the processor to the memory. This is a vital link, or bottleneck, that plays an important role in determining the overall performance of a system.

News source: InfoWorld

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