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Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor
The Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, now available at 2.53 GHz, is the next evolutionary step for desktop processor technology. Based on Intel® NetBurst" microarchitecture, the Pentium 4 processor offers higher-performance processing than ever before. Built with Intel's 0.13-micron technology, the Pentium 4 processor delivers significant performance gains for use in home computing, business solutions and all your processing needs.
Intel(R) Pentium (R) 4 Processor Features
Available Speeds
533MHz system bus: 2.53 GHz, 2.40B GHz, 2.26 GHz
400MHz system bus: 2.40 GHz, 2.20 GHz, 2A GHz, 2 GHz, 1.90 GHz, 1.80 GHz, 1.70 GHz, 1.60 GHz
533/400MHz system bus: Intel® 850 chipset family, 845E and 845G chipsets
400MHz system bus: Intel® 845GL and 845 chipsets
Intel® Desktop Boards
Compatible with the Intel Pentium 4 Processor
Intel® NetBurst" Microarchitecture
533 or 400 MHz system bus
Hyper-pipelined technology
Rapid execution engine
Execution trace cache
Advanced transfer cache
Advanced dynamic execution
Enhanced floating point/multimedia
Streaming SIMD extensions2
Enhanced Multimedia Performance for the Home
The Intel® Pentium® 4 processor is designed to give you superior performance for digital music, 3D gaming, digital imaging and video, and more. In addition, the Pentium 4 processor provides you with enough power to handle innovations on the horizon such as DVD authoring and MPEG4 video. Learn more about the enhanced multimedia performance of the 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 processor at Intel® Home Computing.
High Performance Business Solutions
The Intel® Pentium® 4 processor for business desktop PCs delivers the enhanced productivity, performance and stability demanded by today's business workers and IT managers. From collaboration to security to Microsoft* Windows* XP, high-performance Pentium 4 processors can enrich the business solutions and applications you will be deploying today and tomorrow. And, with the stability and reliability of the Intel® platform, IT qualification efforts can be easier and quicker. Learn how the higher-performance 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 processor provides performance with purpose and can help you work better, smarter and faster.
Intel® 850E, 850, 845E, 845G and 845GL chipsets
Optimally designed and extensively tested for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, Intel® chipsets provide a full range of system choices. The Intel® 850 chipset family supports dual-channel RDRAM* memory, delivering the most performance and headroom to maximize the power of the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor. The Intel® 845G and 845E chipsets provide both 533 and 400 MHz system bus support and integrated Hi-Speed USB 2.0. The Intel® 845G and 845GL chipsets feature integrated Intel® Extreme Graphics, which delivers stunning graphics quality for digital entertainment. For further flexibility, the 845G chipset gives you the option to add in an AGP4X graphics card.

When configuring a system for the Pentium® 4 processor with 533MHz system bus, ensure your motherboard supports the 533MHz system bus. Consult the motherboard manufacturer for compatibility.

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