Intel prepares Pentium E5800 CPU
It's been three weeks since the launch of the fastest Pentium E5700 CPU with 800 MHz FSB, and Intel has yet another Pentium E5000-series microprocessor in the works. New model has processor number E5800, and comes with 3.2 GHz core frequency. The processor will be based on 45nm Wolfdale core, will include two cores with shared 2 MB level 2 cache, and support Virtualization technology. Like other Pentium E5000-series CPUs, the E5800 will dissipate no more than 65 Watt of power, and will work in socket 775 motherboards. The E5800 will be offered as OEM processor with part number AT80571PG0882ML, and as a boxed processor with part number BX80571E5800. OEM and boxed processors will have the same S-Spec number SLGTG. Pricing and launch date of this model are not known yet.
Interestingly enough, the E5800 processor number does not follow E5000-series numbering scheme, which added 100 to processor number with every 100 MHz increase of CPU frequency:
E5200 - 2.5 GHz
E5300 - 2.6 GHz
E5400 - 2.7 GHz
E5500 - 2.8 GHz
E5700 - 3 GHz
According to this numbering scheme, the E5800 should be running at 3.1 GHz. Perhaps, Intel decided to change the numbering scheme and use E5800 for 3.2 GHz part, so that they could keep E5900 processor number for future, even faster, Pentium model.
Nov 29: Intel Pentium E5800 is launched
Nov 07: Intel Pentium E5800 can be pre-ordered in Fujitsu desktop PCs
Aug 10: Intel Pentium E5700 launched