The Channel logo

News

By | Tony Smith 21st January 2005 12:18

Intel 64-bit Pentium 4s make retail debut

Turn up in Tokyo

Intel's 64-bit Pentium 4 processors have gone on sale in Japan, local media report.

The chips, which feature Intel's AMD64-like EM64 technology, aren't new. Launched in August 2004, the chips were geared toward workstation and server roles. Indeed, the boxed units that went on sale this week are clearly labelled "for uni-processor workstations and servers". However, their arrival in Japanese computer-component stores suggests the parts are now being offered outside OEM circles.

All four clock frequencies are available: 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 and 3.8GHz. The latter was only launched last month. Intel's official price list has the four chips down at $278, $278, $417 and $637, respectively, when sold in batches of 1000 CPUs.

In Tokyo stores, they're priced at ¥30,980 ($300), ¥32,175 ($312), ¥47,157 ($457) and ¥78,084 ($756) on average, respectively.

All four chips use the LGA775 socket infrastructure. The chips all sport an 'F' after their clock speed to indicate the presence of EM64T. ®

Related stories

Intel speeds 'multiple OS' desktop CPU schedule
Intel 'Smithfield' to run 130W hot
Intel Smithfield chipsets said to support SATA 2
Intel invests in three digital home firms
Intel confirms dual-core desktop 'Smithfield'
Intel demos 65nm dual-core mobile CPU
Intel to ship 64-bit Prescotts on 1 August

2004 in review: processors and semiconductors

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Ship scrapyard photo via Shutterstock
Windows 10 Universal Apps
Windows 10 on Surface 3

Tim Anderson

It's do-or-die for Microsoft's new operating system on 29 July

Features

Steve Ballmer. Pic:  Aanjhan Ranganathan
Nokia is the biggest write-off yet, but it wasn't the first
Confused computer keyboard
Last Christmas, I gave you my Cloud, the very next day you gave it away
Time to pull out the magnifying glass to swot up on those Ts&Cs
Android icon desktop toys
Nice devices, now speak 'enterprise' to me