Intel has quietly upped the speed of its Pentium 4 processor line for desktop PCs.
As Web site without issuing a press release., the chipmaker rolled out the 3.8GHz Pentium 4 570--its fastest processor to date--on Monday. But the company did so quietly, adding information about the chip to its
The new 3.8GHz Pentium 4, whose main advantage is an extra 200MHz in clock speed (over the 3.6GHz Pentium 4 560), will come in high-end desktops at first. Game systems such as Hewlett-Packard's Compaq X will be among the first desktops to offer the chip.