Feeds

Intel to add Enhanced SpeedStep to 65nm desktop chips

Core upgrade due early April

Business security measures using SSL

Intel is updating its 'Presler' and 'Cedar Mill' 65nm desktop cores to improve the part's power consumption by adding support for the chip maker's Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST).

The upgrade affects the dual-core Pentium D 920, 930, 940 and 950, clocked at 2.8, 3.0, 3.2 and 3.4GHz, respectively. Sample of the updated core, dubbed 'C-1', will ship on February 24 with a view to product shipments coming through after April 5, documents seen by Reg Hardware reveal.

The effects on system builders will be minimal, according to Intel. The most noticeable change is that the 940 will consume on average 95W rather than 130W.

Intel also told customers it will be making the same change - from core-stepping 'B-1' to 'C-1' - to its Pentium 4 631, 641, 651 and 661 processors. That's no great surprise, since the 65nm Pentium Ds are made from two Pentium 4 6x1 cores connected together in the same chip package.

Again, the new single-core 65nm desktop CPUs will sample on February 24, but the first shipments of post-upgrade product aren't expected until April 12. By April 24, customers should be assured of receiving both C-1 Pentium 4 6x1 chips and C-1 Pentium D 9xx processors.

The new cores will also gain an "Enhanced HALT State" in addition to EIST. The single-core chips get a "Thermal Monitor 2". ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.