Intel launches improved Pentium

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Intel launches improved Pentium

Businesses were promised enhanced performance and speed as the world's leading personal computer makers helped Intel launch its latest chip, the Pentium II processor. The California-based company, which is said to have more than 80 per cent of the market for the components that power PCs, claims the product keeps it at the leading edge by combining innovative and proven technologies.

In particular, by incorporating the MMX multimedia technology it launched earlier this year it offers corporate customers the capability to use "visual computing" to convert raw data into rich 3D models in seconds. Computer makers, such as Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Compaq and Gateway 2000, will start shipping models equipped with the new technology this week, and it is anticipated that private consumers will be able to buy them by the end of the year