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Gateway Intros Desktops Based On Intel's New Core i7

11/17/2008 04:35:00 PM Eastern

Irvine, Calif. — Gateway has introduced two FX-series desktop PCs featuring Intel’s new Core i7 processors and the Intel X58 Express chipset.

Intel’s new i7 processors are designed to provide enhanced performance for gamers or digital content creators who need to perform such tasks as encoding video or editing images.

The new Gateway FX6800-01e is being targeted at gamers. It features the Intel Core i7-920 processor, as well as an ATI Radeon HD4850 video card, 3GB of DDR3 triple-channel memory and high-definition audio. It has a suggested retail of $1,249.

Also new for gamers is the FX6800-05, which features the Intel Core i7-940 processor, an ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 graphics card and 6GB of DDR3 memory at a suggested retail of $2,999. The device also has a 1TB hard drive and an 80GB solid-state drive.

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