Velocity Micro Pushes the Performance Envelope with the New Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Quad-core Processor Machines

Custom high-performance professional workstations and gaming PCs powered by world's first quad-core desktop processor.

Richmond, VA — November 14, 2006 — Velocity Micro, the premier manufacturer of custom-built workstations and PCs, announced today the immediate availability of ultra-performance machines based on the groundbreaking Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6700 and Intel® Xeon™ 5300 series processors. The new CPUs, which fit four execution cores in a single CPU package, can be ordered in Velocity Micro’s ProMagix line of workstations and in select Raptor series gaming PCs.

“The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is a performance powerhouse for high-end and enthusiast users who need a machine on the cutting edge for today and tomorrow,” said Randy Copeland, Velocity Micro President and CEO. “Our new machines based on the CPU bring unprecedented performance gains in highly threaded multimedia applications and games, and in multitasking scenarios.”

“We are very excited to have Velocity Micro launch the Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6700 processor with quad core technology in their award-winning gaming and workstation PC lines,” said Greg Pearson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and President, Intel Americas, Inc. “With its history of launching products based on Intel’s enthusiast processor technologies, Velocity Micro delivers high performance PCs that power users demand. The QX6700 was designed to be a PC enthusiast’s dream and we are pleased to see Velocity Micro utilize the QX6700’s potential for their enthusiast audience.”

For professional applications, Velocity Micro offers the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processor in its ProMagix W160 high-performance workstations, and the Xeon 5300 series in its ProMagix Plus W250 line. The chips’ four processing cores are able to handle massive throughput for highly threaded applications such as 3D modeling and video/audio editing and rendering.

Velocity Micro will also offer Intel quad-core processors in its Raptor Signature Edition and Raptor DCX custom gaming PCs. The Core 2 Extreme QX6700 can boost physics and artificial-intelligence processing, making games more immersive and compelling. Users can expect games to become even more realistic as future games take advantage of four separate processing cores.

About Velocity Micro

Velocity Micro, Inc. is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available at most consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information, please call (800) 303-7866 or visit

Velocity Micro has earned over 60 industry awards, including 11 PC Magazine Editor's Choice awards. CNET, Maximum PC, Mobile PC, PC World, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, and PC Gamer editors have all chosen Velocity Micro systems as some of the industry's best-performing, highest-quality, and most reliable PCs.

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