Prescott CPUs

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Doublehelix, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    I guess the Intel Prescott CPUs are about to be released. Does anyone know anything about them and what their advantage over the Northridge P4's besides the larger cache?

    Also, what about mobo compatibility???
  2. sserendipity

    sserendipity Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    From the Tom's Hardware review, it looks like there are significant advantages to audio processing as long as hyperthreading is enabled. Notice in that second graph that the speed of the render is >slower< than an equivalent Northwood chip, when hyperthreading is not enabled.

    It runs considerably hotter, and needs more power - the review says that some existing motherboards won't take it simply because they can't provide the juice it requires. It's also less overclockable.

    However the price is comparable to the Northwood chip. Cool.

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