IDF: P4 successor Prescott with hyperthreading
Intel gave a brief preview of the next generation of Intel processors for desktop PCs at the IDF. In the second quarter of 2003 the processor with the name Prescott should be available. The processor comes up with a few architecture extensions and will be based on the NetBus core.
For the first time, hyperthreading technology will be used on desktop PCs, which is currently only available in high-end processors from Intel, the Xeons, is available. The structure of the Prescott will be a few microns smaller again, only 0.09 microns in contrast to the 0.13 microns that the Pentium 4 processor currently has. The second half of 2003 is specified for the start of the new processor.