ALIENWARE ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN DESKTOPS EQUIPPED WITH INTEL'S GROUND-BREAKING QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY Intel Core(TM) 2 Extreme QX6700 Ratchets Up Gaming, Multimedia and Multitasking Capabilities on Alienware's Area-51 7500 and Area-51 ALX MIAMI – Nov. 14, 2006 – Alienware the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center and professional systems has unleashed the power of quad-core processing by making the new Intel Core(TM) 2 Extreme QX6700 processor available on Area-51 7500 and Area-51 ALX desktops. As the world's first quad-core processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 easily tackles numerous tasks simultaneously, which frees up time for Alienware desktop users and opens the door to a richer gaming and multimedia experience. "When a technology breaks crucial new ground the way the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 has, customers can't wait to get their hands on it, and many of them are learning that Alienware is the preferred brand for the highest performance systems in the PC industry, said Mark Vena, Vice President of Marketing for Alienware. "Intel's quad-core technology benefits a wide array of users by accelerating their productivity and enhancing their ability to manage digital content, laying the groundwork for emerging games and applications that take full advantage of the performance capacity of four processing cores. The Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is made up of four separate processing cores in a single package and provides 8MB of L2 cache. This dramatically increases the multitasking potential of Alienware users by significantly improving system responsiveness when performing tasks like rendering a video, playing a demanding game and running productivity software at the same time. For gamers obsessed with the ultimate immersive entertainment experience, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 enables enhanced physics, AI, rendering and overall gameplay. Multimedia enthusiasts working with applications that depend on threaded computing, such as audio/video editing or 3D modeling, will also see greater performance. In addition, all users will benefit from a quieter computing environment thanks to the processor's new Digital Thermal Sensor, which ensures that system fans spin only as fast as needed in order to minimize noise. "Intel is thrilled to introduce the world's first quad-core processor into an industry burdened by the type of ever-increasing performance needs that the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is tailored to meet, says Greg Pearson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and President, Intel Americas, Inc. "The Core 2 Extreme QX6700's four dedicated, physical threads help Alienware's already-powerful Intel-based desktops deliver an additional level of performance, maximizing user efficiency.