Intel is to bundle a number of extra hardware features with its new Conroe processor, to allow users to get the most out of the platform.
Intel is supplying the Conroe chip to PC manufacturers with its Professional Business Platform, code-named 'Averill'.
This platform will be made available to PC makers by mid-2006 and will include the Conroe chip, the Broadwater chipset, Intel Virtualisation Technology and Intel Active Management Technology.
Intel said the bundled components would increase the performance for business users by delivering improved security and management features, while maintaining Conroe’s energy efficient performance.
Conroe is a member of Intel's new family of 65-nanometer, dual-core chips, which all use the firm’s new Core micro-architecture.
Dual-core chips increase processing speeds by including two processors on a single piece of silicon.
Conroe will be available in PCs sold to both business users and consumers.