More about the Pentium 4 processors with FSB800
Since the Prescott with its 90nm production and 1 MB L2 cache will be delayed until the fourth quarter of 2003, a few more processors with the current Northwood processor core await us in 2003. Intel will not only equip the successor of the current 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 with an 800 MHz FSB.
The one Pentium 4 with FSB800 , about which we reported recently, is rather a series consisting of five processors at the top of a 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 with 0.13 µm Northwood core, 512kb L2 -Cache and Hyper-Threading support will be available. In general, all FSB800 processors will come with activated Hyper-Threading Support. This product range will include Pentium 4 processors with the following clock rates: 2.4 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 3.0 GHz and 3.2 GHz.
The introduction of the new processors is for planned for the second quarter of 2003 and can be seen as Intel's answer to the Athlon 64. Intel will only tackle a further increase in the processor speed with the Prescott, which is supposed to start with a clock rate of over 3.4 GHz. So next year we won't see a clock jump like this year, starting from 2.0 GHz to 3.06 GHz. But thanks to the Banias , the mobile processors market will be around next year.