Intel's marketing machine already is running full speed in order to support the nearing launch of the first generation dual-core processors. Following the enormous amount of information the company provided at its Spring developer forum, it was no surprise that the manufacturer recently supplied numerous media outlets with dual-core processors for review - several weeks ahead of the actual product launch.
The hardware experts at Tom's Hardware Guide took a close look at the processors to determine whether Intel will be able to keep its promise of increased performance while keeping power levels in a reasonable envelope.
Results show that the Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition Smithfield version offer significant performance potential for thread-optimized software
Read the complete review here:
The Pentium D: Intel's Dual Core Silver Bullet Previewed
Intel Developer Forum Spring 2005: From Multi-Cores To Domination