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

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

Processors at a glance

For all friends of the no-frills theory, before we get down to the nitty-gritty, we want to take another look at the key data of the opponents.

Intel Pentium 4 with Hyper-Threading from above
Intel Pentium 4 with Hyper-Threading from below
The processors at a glance
FeaturesPentium 4 Celeron Celeron Athlon XP core Northwood Tualatin-256 Willamette-128Northwood-128 PalominoThoroughbred 'A/B' Front-Side-Bus 400 MHz QDR533 MHz QDR 100 MHz 400 MHz QDR 266 MHz DDR333 MHz DDR manufacturing 0.13 µm 0.13 µm 0.18 µm 0.13 µm 0.18 µm 0.13 µm Socket 478 Socket 370 Socket 478 Socket A Clock rate (stepping) 400MHz QDR1600 MHz1800 MHz2000 MHz2200 MHz2400 MHz2500 MHz (nC1) 2600 MHz (nC1) 533MHz QDR2266 MHz2666 MHz (nC1) 2800 MHz (nC1) 3066 MHz * * Hyper-ThreadingSupport 1000 MHz1100 MHz1200 MHz1300 MHz1400 MHz 1700 MHz1800 MHz2000 MHz DDR2661333 MHz (1500+) 1400 MHz (1600+) 1466 MHz (1700+) 1533 MHz (1800+) 1600 MHz (1900+) 1666 MHz (2000+) 1733 MHz (2100+) 1800 MHz (2200 +) * 2000 MHz (2400 +) ** 2133 MHz (2600 +) ** DDR3332 166 MHz ( 2700 +) ** 2250 MHz (2800 +) ** * Thoroughbred 'A' ** Thoroughbred 'B' transistors 55 million unb known unknown 37.5 million DIE-Size 146 mm2131mm² (nC1) unknown unknown 128 mm280 mm2 (T-Bred 'A') 84 mm2 (T-Bred 'B') L1-Execution-Cache 12,000 µ-Ops 16 KB 12,000 µ -Ops 64 KB L1 data cache 8 KB 16 KB 8 KB 64 KB L1 clock CPU clock CPU clock CPU clock CPU clock L2 cache 512KB 256 KB 128KB 256KB L2 connection 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 64 Bit L2 cache clock CPU clock CPU clock CPU clock CPU clock HW data prefetching Yes No (deactivated) Yes Yes VCore 1.475 volts 1.500 volts 1.525 volts 1.550 volts 1.475 volts 1.500 volts 1.565 volts 1.560 volts1 , 525 volts 1.75 volts 1.65 volts instruction sets MMX SSE/SSE2 MMX SSE MMX SSE/SSE2 MMX/3DNow! 3DNow! +/SSE temperature diode Yes Yes Yes Yes Multiprocessor-capable No No No No CPU architecture20-stage pipeline 10-stage (FPU) 10-stage (ALU) pipeline 20-stage pipeline 15-stage (FPU) 10-stage (ALU) pipeline
Processor details of the 3.06 GHz P4

Except for the fact that Hyper-Threading on the new Pentium 4 has been activated, there are no changes. Even the processor core is absolutely identical. This confirms once again that, as already mentioned in our Hyper-Threading Basics , every Pentium 4 has the basic structures for Hyper-Threading.

The fact that our test model comes with a Vcore of 1.550 volts should not worry anyone, since Intel has recently started offering every Pentium 4 processor with four different voltages. So it may well be that a 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 with a core voltage of 1.475 volts will also appear on the market.

Thus, the new Pentium 4 is also based on the proven Netburst architecture that comes with following basic elements.

Since all of these We do not want to go into any more detail here.

New overclocking opportunities

Even though Intel is now the 3rd generation with the new Pentium 4 GHz, the processor still seems to have potential for higher clock speeds. With regular air cooling and an operating voltage increased to 1.65 volts, 3633 MHz were possible on our test mainboard in active Hyper-Threading mode.

POST with dual 3066 MHz
POST with Dual 3633 MHz

The sense of overclocking can be questioned, because needs even more power definitely not a desktop system at the moment.

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