Copied directly from a post from BlueScreenOfDeath on www.tech-critic.com From the various sources I received numerous confirmations about the release date of the Pentium 4 3.06GHz. Apparently, Intel will unveil its new processor on the 14th of November 2002, just a couple of days before Comdex Fall 2002 starts. Intels Pentium 4 3.06GHz is the first Intels processor for desktops that supports the HyperThreading technology. I should once again remind you that the newcomer will only work on the new mainboards that can provide enough power for it. These mainboards meet the latest guidelines from Intel and are mostly based on the i845GE, i845GV, i845PE and Granite Bay core-logic devices. In order to take advantage of the HyperThreading technology, your mainboard should be powered by either one of the mentioned chipsets or utilise the latest North Bridges from VIA or SiS. What is pretty interesting, as I understood from MyHard Chinese web-site, Intel already has provided a number of samples of the novelty to the affliates in Asia. The guys over the mentioned Internet resource have even published a couple of screenshots, as a proof for their quite interesting fact. For instance, according to this picture, the Windows XP OS recognises the Pentium 4 3.06GHz with the HyperThreading support as two separate processors. If Intel has sent the samples of the new Pentium 4 3.06GHz to their partners by now, they probably will be able to deliver the sufficient quantity of such CPUs when they are announced on the 14th of November.