IoT
Hardware & Infrastructure
News
3/22/2007
03:59 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
IoT & Insurance: How Big Data May Affect Your Privacy & Premiums
May 06, 2016
Gwenn Bezard is co-founder and research director at Aite Group, where he leads the insurance pract ...Read More>>

Alienware Squeezes More Speed Out Of Intel Quad-Core Processor

The computer maker has ramped up the default speed of 2.6 GHz in the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor to 3.2 GHz.

Alienware on Thursday introduced over-clocked quad-core processors from Intel in its line of high-performance computers for professionals and PC gamers.

The computer maker has ramped up the default speed of 2.6 GHz in the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor to 3.2 GHz. The higher clock speed is expected to provide faster and smoother game playing and better performance for running software. Alienware also makes professional computers used in entertainment, government, and business.

The speedier chipset is a standard feature in Alienware's top-of-the-line Area-51 ALX desktop, which lists on the company's Website for $5,800. The over-clocked hardware also is available as an option for the lower-priced Area-51 7500 desktop, which sells for $2,200.

"We designed our latest P2 desktop chassis with future upgradeability and performance in mind," Frank Azor, senior VP of Alienware's Worldwide Product Group, said in a statement.

Intel launched the Core 2 Extreme quad-core desktop processor in November, giving the chipmaker a several-month headstart over rival Advanced Micro Devices. AMD is scheduled to ship its competing product mid-year.

Gamers and makers of workstations and servers eagerly awaited the Intel quad-core processors. Companies that quickly shipped products included IBM, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
4 Trends Shaping Digital Transformation in Insurance
Insurers no longer have a choice about digital adoption if they want to remain relevant. A comprehensive enterprise-wide digital strategy is fundamental to doing business today.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of April 24, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week!
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.