Intel Prescott over 3.20GHz next year
The AMD hammer is making great strides towards the product presentation, but even Intel has not rested in the past few weeks since the Pentium 4 2.53 GHz presentation. Existing technologies have been improved so that the Pentium 4 with 2.66 and 2.8 GHz will be released this quarter.
This definitely brings the presentation of the 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 forward. Not only that! The 3.06 GHz version will also be presented this year. However, Intel will not only increase the speed here. Rather, the 3 GHz limit will fall together with the hyperthreading function previously only available in the Pentium 4 Xeon (Prestonia) server processor. With HyperThreading, two logical ones are simulated on a physical processor in order to use the entire performance of the computational servant more effectively. In itself, this function should only find its way into the desktop market with the Northwood successor, the Prescott, which is manufactured in 90nm and clocks with FSB666. This alone shows that Intel takes the AMD hammer more than seriously. In the first quarter of 2003, Intel will ultimately lead the Prescott onto the battlefield. It will start with a clock rate of over 3.2 GHz.
In the second quarter of 2003, Intel has not yet planned any new releases. Rather, the previously presented products will be made more attractive by lowering prices. Intel has the same for the Celeron based on Pentium 4Product launch of the Northwood-based models brought forward. The 2.0 GHz Celeron with a Northwood core, which, according to current reports, will only be equipped with a 128 kb L2 cache, will be presented this quarter. More is not possible this year. The clock is then increased in 100 MHz steps.[