Intel Pentium E5800 can be pre-ordered in Fujitsu desktop PCs
On September 1, we published a story about just discovered Intel Pentium E5800 microprocessor. Since then, there was no additional information about the CPU, until now. Earlier this month Fujitsu updated specifications of various ESPRIMO desktop computers, and added Pentium Dual-Core E5800 model to a list of compatible CPUs. The computers, that received support for the E5800, are Fujitsu ESPRIMO C5731, E3521, E5731, P2560, P3521, P5731, and P7936.
In Poland, the desktop PCs with upcoming processor can be pre-ordered from Fujitsu partner site fujitsu-shop.pl. Here is a configuration page for Fujitsu ESPRIMO P3521 PC, where you can select between different Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Celeron and Pentium processors, including upcoming Pentium E5800. The main difference of the dual-core E5800 model from other Core 2 Duo microprocessors is smaller size of L2 cache on the E5800, and lower 800 MHz Front Side Bus frequency. The E5800 runs at 3.2 GHz, which is faster than any other Intel E5xxx CPU. As an example, current top Pentium model with 800 MHz FSB, E5700, is 200 MHz slower than the E5800. Upgrade to the E5700 on fujitsu-shop configuration page is priced at 235 PLN ($84 USD), while upgrade to the Pentium E5800 costs 358 PLN ($128 USD), i.e. it's 123 PLN, or $44 USD, more expensive. Since computer manufacturers tend to overprice computer upgrades, we're positive that the introduction price of the E5800 will not be anywhere close to the $128.