Intel Pentium 4 with 2.2 and 2.4 GHz later this year
The rumor mill is simmering again. As is evident from well-informed corporate circles, processor manufacturer Intel intends to continue tweaking its Pentium 4 series this year.
As early as the end of the year, ie no later than Christmas business, the Pentium 4 should be available in stores in a 2.2 and a 2.4 GHz version. It is still unclear whether Intel will already rely on the new Northwood core, the introduction of which is also planned for the end of the year according to the last roadmaps known to me. Due to the 0.13µm improved manufacturing technology compared to the Willamette core, this should easily achieve clock rates of around 2.5GHz, especially when you consider that a Pentium 4 with this core already operated at 3.5GHz for a short time at the Intel Developer Forum has been. Together with the introduction of the 2.2 and 2.4 GHz Pentium 4, the price of the 'old' 2 GHz fast Pentium 4 will of course be reduced by 25 percent.