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Warcraft III* pits humanity against an Orcish horde, Night Elves and an undead army called the Scourge. Adding to the interactivity of this real-time strategy game are day and night cycles that have an effect on characters, units and buildings.

Win a Gaming PC
Compete in the Pentium 4 Processor Age of Empires II: The Conquerors tournaments on MSN Gaming Zone between May 13 and June 28 for a chance to win a Pentium 4 processor-based gaming system.

See the complete list of gaming software optimized for the Pentium 4 processor.

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See how the 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 processor stacks up with other Pentium 4 processors.

Warrior Kings* by Black Cactus is the ultimate real-time strategy gameStunning landscapes in millions of colors, richly animated characters and structures and hundreds of intelligent units are what you'll find in today's leading edge real-time strategy (RTS) games. As these games become more epic and three-dimensional, the number of units controlled simultaneously by the players and their opponents grows considerably, making the strategies more complex and game play itself more engaging.

The Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, with speeds up to 2.53 GHz, is designed to handle the demands of the most complex and heavily populated environments in the best 3D RTS games, because you can't afford to get caught in the middle of an epic battle with slow performance. Set in a realistic, interactive 3D medieval landscape, Warrior Kings* lets you create, conquer and thrive as you choose the path your hero and his people will take.

Speed and Detail are Paramount
For the maximum experience, new RTS games need to quickly render vast dynamic high-resolution environments. At the same time, the computer has to provide intelligence and animation for hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of intelligent units and their associated interactivity that include lighting and sound effects, and dynamic textures across vast landscapes. The Intel Pentium 4 processor, provides both the raw processing power and the advanced graphical capabilities for this type of next-generation game.

Pentium 4 processor-based PCs, now available with DDR-SDRAM memory, can efficiently handle the vast amount of data streaming in and out of the processor, thereby reducing lag time. In addition, the Pentium 4 processor can scale to accommodate ever-changing intelligent environments and simultaneous players while maintaining image quality.

See how the Intel Pentium 4 processor powers Warrior Kings* from Black Cactus.

Pentium� 4
Pentium�4 Processor Benefits
Improves image quality by using Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2)
Produces a faster frame rate and higher resolution
Reduces lag time by speeding up the compression and decompression of data packets
Click to see a demo of how the Pentium 4 processor powers high performance 3D games. (download size 766K)
Note/disclaimer: This is a simulation. Actual performance will vary based on system configurations. Click here for specifications. *Other names and brands may be claimed as property of others.

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Outfit your PC for high-quality gaming:

Pentium 4 processor
Windows* XP
Broadband connection
High-end video card 32 MB
Digital sound card 32 MB
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