Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Dual Core Processor

Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Dual Core Processor

Tech Report has reviewed the first dual-core processor from Intel: the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Dual Core Processor.

The 840 is Intel’s current flagship desktop processor featuring a pair of Prescott 3.2GHz Pentium 4 cores each with 1MB of L2 cache, and buying one will hit your wallet for a hefty $999.

Is it worth that major moolah?, the answer is yes if you need speed and your applications support threading, but try running older non-threading applications and you will be left in the dust compared to a good Athlon 64.

(Full Review at Tech Report)