Intel Delivers Revolutionary Hyper-Threading Technology
November 19, 2002 - Intel Corporation introduced its innovative Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology for the new Intel Pentium 4 processor at 3.06 GHz. HT Technology enables a new class of high-performance desktop PCs for individual software programs that are multithreaded. HT Technology can boost PC performance by up to 25 percent.
This technology is the first commercial microprocessor to operate at 3 billion cycles-per-second and is made possible by the using 0.13-micron manufacturing technology.
"Just as people multitask to get more done, we expect our PCs to do the same," said Louis Burns, vice president and general manager of Intel's Desktop Platforms Group. "Hyper-Threading Technology is a breakthrough computing innovation that helps consumers and business people accomplish more in less time."
More than 75 percent of computer users say they multitask at least occasionally or frequently on their computers, according to a recent survey by Intel. The survey, fielded by Harris Interactive, also revealed that playing a PC game while burning a CD is the most popular multitasking combination. Nearly 50 percent of people owning a PC that is three or more years old said they do their older computer to handle more than one high-powered task at a time.
According to Ricky Banaag, country manager - Intel Microelectronics Philippines, Inc., "The introduction of Hyper-threading technology for the Intel 4 at 3.06 GHz is a manifestation of Intel's commitmment to deliver on our promise to continuously increase PC performance. Today, we are enhancing the PC experience not just through raw processor speed but by introducing HT technology, we are also improving the way our processors perform operations."
HT Technology provides IT managers the opportunity to increase infrastructure efficiency and security with new services while minimizing disruption for end users. Background applications such as continuous virus scanning, encryption, or compression can be run simultaneously without loss of responsiveness.