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Intel's Prescott P4 processor

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dabmeister music, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Just noticed Intel is offering support for their Prescott processor as of 3/18/2004. What's the scoop on this processor? :?:
  2. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    The next in a long line of toasters. :lol:
  3. BladeSG

    BladeSG Guest

    The new 'Prescott' P4 processors from Intel differ from the previous 'Northwood C' CPU's in the following way:

    1. Built using new .009 nano technology
    2. L2 cache is now at 1Mb (from 512Kb)
    3. 13 new instructions
    4. Improved Hyperthreading

    It must be said these CPU's run hot, and there also isn't support for the new instructions yet either. The best bit about them is the 1Mb L2 cache, this should speed up just about any task.

    Intel have a new socket T Motherboard coming later this year, It'll still be a P4 from what I've heard but I think the socket connector will be 775 pin. Also with this will come a new chipset (Grantsdale) that will feature the new 100Mhz PCI Xpress bus as well as DDRII memory.

    I would wait until these new chipsets and boards come b4 I even thought about upgrading, I'm gonna bypass P$ Prescott S478 altogether and wait. Intel did release a 3.4Ghz Northwood C at the same time prescott launched, this may be the way to go.
  4. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    I sense a little optimisum lingering in the air with this new technology. In a little time, it'll all come to past.
  5. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    I had the chance to build a PC for my dad this past weekend. When we were purchasing the components, the salesman offered us a deal on a Intel P4 Prescott w/ the 1mb cache (2.8ghz). So we decided to go with that. I then was offered to have the motherboard, processor & memory bench tested or like they say, (boot to post) before the sale was finalized. Everything was tested before the decision was made to scap the processor because it would'nt boot up. So we went with the 2.8ghz northwood, which worked exceptionally well with the MOBO & DDR combo. We also found there are'nt too many MOBO's supporting the prescott yet. At least from what they had in their inventory. I guess within the next few months, there should be an abundance of support for this processor.
  6. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Yeah that's the way it usually works. I'm still building P3 computers for family members!

    Oh and as a note, The 90nm process is a good thing and an evolution of silicon technology, but it is in no way to be considered nanotechnology. Nanotechnology refers to the emerging field (which is still in the R&D stage) that is attempting to build machines on the scale of thousands or millions of atoms. the technology will also have effects on more traditional manufacturing processes. Exciting stuff (for engineers like myself at least!) Learn more here.

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