Intel Quietly Starts to Offer 64-bit Pentium 4 Processors@ 2004/08/04
Intel Gets 64-bit Desktop Parts
As expected, the new 64-bit capable product line contains Pentium 4 at 3.20GHz, 3.40GHz and 3.60GHz priced at $278, $417 and $637 respectively. The costs of the Pentium 4 chips with Extended Memory 64 Technology will equals to processors with no such capability at the same core-clock. To distinguish between chips with and without EM64T, Intel names the 64-bit capable chips as 3.20F, 3.40F and 3.60F.
Sources close to the company said that that the company would slash the pricing of its 3.40GHz and 3.60GHz chips to $278 and $417 on August 22, 2004.
The new chips are aimed at OEMs and compatible with i925X core-logic set. Additionally, the new 64-bit processors are packed into FCLGA775 packaging, not LGA775 packaging as ordinary Intel Pentium 4 processors.