Intel Pentium 4 3066 MHz in the test: HyperThreading for the desktop

Intel Pentium 4 3066 MHz in the test: HyperThreading for the desktop


'Of course, chess!', It shoots through your head, if you look back over the last few months, almost the entire last year, taking into account the competition between AMD and Intel. Step by step and often alternating like a textbook, both companies presented their latest achievements. The tactic? Rather conventional: clock speed increase. The result? The game is still running! After AMD was able to turn the rather hopeless positional play into a head-to-head race with the XP2800 + on October 1st, 2002, it is now White's turn again, even if the consequences of this step may be relevantare not really foreseeable yet, a promising position could arise for the future. Intel uses: Hyper-Threading.

We dare to analyze the game and take the used figure, the Pentium 4 3.06GHz with Hyper-Threading Technology, under the microscope. What is special about this processor? Where are his strengths and how will the game develop in the future? We hope to be able to find answers to these questions in the context of our articles, three in number.


Since Intel's Hyper-Threading is not entirely without, we decided to do so to publish a total of three consecutive articles on this topic. For a full understanding, read the following articles in sequence.

Since it is possible that existing knowledge from older processor tests will be used in this article, it is by no means wrong for those who want to know a little 'more' to take a look at our older reports .

Who else If you are still interested in the processor history of AMD and Intel, the articles “ Intel's Processor History - The Path from the Intel 4004 to the Pentium 4 ” and “ AMD Processor History - An Overview from the K5 to the Athlon XP “have their real pleasure.

On the next page: Hyper-Threading Requirements