Intel Pentium 4 3066 MHz in the test: HyperThreading for the desktop
- 1 Foreword
- 2 Hyper-Threading Requirements
- 4 New record in consumption
- New coolers are mandatory
- 5 processors overview
- New overclocking opportunities
- 6 Test system
- 17 Performance and price
- 18 Conclusion
So that Hyper-Threading can really be used without problems, a few things must be observed, which we will briefly dedicate below want.
Already with the chipset the big question arises, which one it should be for HyperThreading. The ideology 'buy something with Intel' is (almost) always correct. Intel has done its homework and checked its own chipsets for compatibility with the new processor. Except for the i845G in A stepping, everyone was convincing. With everyone elseChipset manufacturers, on the other hand, are more than few and far between when it comes to Hyper-Threading compatibility. The following table should shed some light on the darkness.
As already mentioned, there are almost no problems with Intel's Pentium 4 chipsets. If you have a mainboard with the chipsets mentioned above, you can count yourself lucky.
With The chipset competition looks bleak at first. So far, no manufacturer has guaranteed the operation of Hyper-Threading. While VIA has not yet given any information, SiS only uses Hyper-Threading for the revised versions of their chipsets in B-Step. So it is up to the mainboard manufacturers to classify their mainboards as HT-suitable or unsuitable. Without the appropriate BIOS, nothing works anyway. With what we alreadywould be the next prerequisite for a successful Hyper-Threading operation.
On the next page: Das Bios