Intel to spread NX support across processor line

— 3:54 AM on July 8, 2004

This article over at DigiTimes claims that Intel will eventually integrated the Execute Disable bit across its entire processor lineup.

Although the plan covers Prescott-based Pentium 4 and Celeron D CPUs for desktop PCs, the Pentium M and Celeron M for notebooks, and the Xeon line for servers and workstations, only LGA775-pin processors with E-0 stepping will initially have NX Bit support, said the sources. They added that the letter ā€œJā€ will be used after model numbers to distinguish chips incorporating the new technology.
Xeon, Pentium 4, and Celeron D processors with Execute Disable support will apparently appear this quarter, followed by new Pentium M and Celeron M revisions next year.

The DigiTimes article also reveals that Intel will cut Pentium 4 and Celeron D prices on the 22nd of August, just in time to rain on AMD's Sempron parade. The cuts will hack 35% off the price of a Pentium 4 560, dropping the chip's price down to only $417 and making room at the $637 price point for an upcoming 3.8GHz chip.

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