Intel has introduced five processors for desktop computers using its Extended Memory Technology, EM64T, which supports hybrid 64-bit computing.
Intel plans to ship EM64T on every forthcoming Intel desktop processor, including the Intel Celeron D processor lines due out later this year.
Rob Crooke, Intel’s general manager of desktop marketing and strategic planning, said, “As software for the digital home and office becomes more demanding, desktops with Intel EM64T are well-timed to take advantage of emerging new usage models.”
The chips have power-saving features to reduce consumption on the desktop with Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology (EIST). Similar to the technology used in Intel Centrino mobile technology, EIST can enable power saving by reducing overall average processor power consumption.
The processors will support the upcoming Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system and enable users to experience the benefits of 64-bit computing.
They will also offer Execute Disable Bit technology, which can improve protection from certain types of malicious viruses when coupled with Windows XP Service Pack 2.