“Intel shifted the majority of its Pentium 4 processors to 64-bit capability over the weekend. Intel quietly introduced the Intel 5×1 series, which shifts the existing 775-pin, 32-bit Pentium 4 line—known as the 5xx series—to 64-bit memory addressing,” ExtremeTech reports.
“For customers, all this means is that Intel is encouraging its customers to buy 64-bit chips instead of the older 32-bit Pentium 4s; save for the 64-bit capability, the new 5×1 series is identical to the older 32-bit Pentium 4s, and priced identically,’ ExtremeTech reports. “Prices of the new chips range from $163 to $637, in lots of 1,000 units.”
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