Velocity Micro Ups the Ante with Dazzling New High-Performance CPUs from Intel
Groundbreaking Intel® Core™ 2 Duo and Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Architecture underpins systems available first from Velocity Micro and Best Buy
Richmond, VA — July 27, 2006 — Velocity Micro, the premiere manufacturer of custom-built high-performance PCs, announced today it is selling systems based on the innovative new Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (IC2D) and Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme (IC2E) processors, with pre-orders available immediately at BestBuy.com. Available in a range of systems across Velocity Micro’s lines of home, business, and high-performance PCs, these Intel chips feature revolutionary dual-core performance that significantly improves upon the previous generation Intel processors.
Continuing its first-to-market leadership, Velocity Micro will feature the IC2E processor in its Raptor DCX, Gamers’ Edge PCX, and ProMagix lines of custom gaming, digital media, and home entertainment computers, which will also offer NVIDIA® SLI™ mutli-GPU solutions for optimal graphics performance. The IC2D processor, Intel’s top-of-the-line offering among mainstream performance processors, will be available in Velocity Micro’s ProMagix and Vector lines of affordable high-performance home and office PCs.
“These are the best- performing desktop processors we’ve ever seen from Intel,” said Velocity Micro founder and President Randy Copeland. ”They enable the kind of cutting-edge PC experience our buyers demand, and we are thrilled to be the first to deliver them to our customers.”
“We developed the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor from the ground up to be a PC enthusiast’s dream,” says Jeff McCrea, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and Co-President, Intel Americas, Inc. "Velocity Micro’s featuring of this latest desktop processor innovation will especially appeal to power users such as gamers and media enthusiasts.”
In addition to being available directly from Velocity Micro’s Website, Velocity Micro Core 2 Extreme – based systems can also be purchased immediately at BestBuy.com, either pre-configured or customized through the Best Buy-Velocity Micro build-to-order program. Core 2 Duo-based PCs will be available at select Best Buy retail stores across the country on August 7, giving tech-savvy customers convenient access to the latest in high-performance PCs.
“Best Buy and Velocity Micro are giving gaming enthusiasts and multimedia professionals first and immediate access to the latest and greatest PC technologies from Intel,” said Wendy Fritz, vice president, Best Buy. “Through this first-to-market access from Velocity Micro, Best Buy customers don’t have to wait in order to tap into the latest PC innovations.”
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 www.VelocityMicro.com
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.