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Dell One of First To Include Dual-Core

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Dell’s workstation and consumer desktop lines will be among the first to include the enhanced performance enabled by Intel’s new dual-core processor technology.

The Dell Precision 380 workstation and Dimension XPS enthusiast PC can allow high-end professionals and consumers to multitask more effectively. In addition, customers can get better performance when running multithreaded applications with this new technology than when using single-core processor platforms. The Dell Precision 380, which offers an innovative, easy-to-deploy chassis design, enables workstation professionals to run applications that require fast processing performance for video editing, animation and computer-aided design ( CAD ). The advanced capabilities of the Dimension XPS let consumers play intensive 3D games while concurrently performing tasks such as streaming media or security scans.

“Dell is committed to leading the industry in offering innovation designed to enhance users’ business and entertainment needs,” said John Medica, senior vice president of Dell product group. “Whether a workstation professional, multimedia enthusiast or gamer, the new systems deliver ground-breaking functionality that will change the way people work and play.”

“Over time, dual-core systems will become more and more standard for desktop computing as customers seek increased performance in more complex tasks,” said Roger Kay, vice president of Client Computing at IDC. “Dual core shows particular promise in situations in which several computer-intensive tasks like video rendering and audio streaming need to be done at the same time.”

In addition to including the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 64-bit dual-core processor, the Dell Precision 380 features 64-bit Pentium 4 600 series processors with 2MB L2 cache. The new workstation can support up to 8GB1 of memory2, which enables customers working with large data sets to experience high productivity through great performance and flexibility. This allows engineers and creative professionals who rely on Independent Software Vendor-certified ( ISV ) workstation technology to do more and work fast with maximum uptime.

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