Dell has released one of the first business servers based on Intel's dual-core Pentium D processor, introduced earlier this year.
The servers, aimed at small and medium-sized firms, feature chips with twin processing units, which can deal simultaneously with more information for applications that are optimised to work with the processors.
They are expected to offer businesses a significant boost in performance for a relatively small increase in price.
As well as a performance boost, the PowerEdge SC430 also has 50% more storage and 50% more high-speed PCI Express I/O slots than its predecessor, the PowerEdge SC420.
The server is ideal for e-mail, file/print serving and shared internet access, and would suit firms looking for their first general-purpose server, Dell said.
It costs from £329 and supports Windows Server 2003, Red Hat and SuSe Linux.
In April, Intel released dual-core desktop PCs and work stations geared for computer hobbyists and entertainment enthusiasts, but the latest machines are designed for business.