"Intel’s first family of dual-core chips for desktops originally code-named Smithfield will be sold as Intel Pentium D 800-series as well as Intel Pentium Extreme Edition family. Initial Intel Pentium D 800-series central processing units are likely to use 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus, integrate 2MB (1MB per core) L2 cache and utilize LGA775 form-factor. The dual-core desktop processors will be made using 90nm process technology, each processing engine will use the same architecture with the current Pentium 4 “Prescott” chip, however, the new central processing unit will feature “arbitration logic that will balance bus transactions between the two CPUs.” All desktop dual-core chips are likely to sport EM64T, Virtualization, XD bit as well as Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technologies."
"Intel Pentium processors with two processing cores will require a mainboard based on i945P/G- or i955X chipsets to operate. While the Pentium D chips themselves are expected be relatively affordable, an Intel executive advised not to expect rapid transition of the company’s desktop microprocessors to dual-core tech this year."