Pentium 4 with 3 GHz later this year
The processor carousel of the desktop processors is turning a little faster at the moment. While AMD presented the Athlon XP 2100+ today, Intel yesterday showed a Pentium 4 with a clock rate of 4.1 GHz. It was also loud that the Pentium 4 3 GHz will be available in stores this year.
Once again it is The competition between Intel and AMD is to blame that Intel has brought the introduction of the Pentium 4 with 3 GHz from the first quarter of 2003 to the end of this year. The fact that AMD will probably show an Athlon XP with a Quantispeed number of 2800+ at CeBit does not leave the Californians indifferent either. However, this also shows how well the current Pentium 4 architecture, which is manufactured in 0.13 µm, can be scaled. The introduction of the 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 in April should therefore not lead to any major cooling problems, if you consider that a prototype of the 3 GHz Pentium 4 is already air-cooled behind closed doors at CeBit.
In the frame At its press conference yesterday, Intel also showed a nitrogen-cooled Pentium 4 with 4.107 GHz. This could even trump the clock record of 4 GHz that was set up at the Intel Developer Forum. However, the professional audience could only follow this record via video stream, as the system was operated in a different room for security reasons.