Intel has upped the processor speed ante in its battle with arch rival AMD by revealing the fastest Pentium 4s to date.
The three processors unveiled yesterday include a 2.53GHz model, which also comes with a faster system bus, up from 400Mhz to 533MHz.
Intel said that the new chips would enable richer experiences with broadband content, games, digital music, photos and movies, and enable businesses to make the most of new web service environments.
"The latest Pentium 4 processors deliver the versatility to improve everything from gaming to the use of cutting-edge business tools," said Louis Burns, vice president of Intel's desktop platforms group.
All three processors, which operate at 2.53GHz, 2.40GHz and 2.26GHz, include the 533MHz system bus. Previous Pentium 4s interact with the rest of the system using a 400MHz system bus, Intel said.
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