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Pentium4 Northwood from January 7, 2002?

Pentium4 Northwood from January 7, 2002?

As reported by xBit Labs, the Pentium4 update 'Northwood', which has been eagerly awaited by many, will be officially presented on January 7, 2002. The Northwood is manufactured in the 0.13µ process, which saves energy and costs, and should have a 512kB Level2 cache to increase performance, i.e. twice as much as before.

The clock frequencies should initially be 2.0 and 2.2 GHz, whereby the smaller model, as already known, has an 'A' in the name to distinguish it from the 'Willamette'. The two processors for the Socket478 should cost 420 and 610 US dollars respectively in the usual wholesale quantities of 1000 pieces, so the price will remain almost constant with the same clock frequency. The xBit Labs therefore suspect that the L2 cache, which has been bored out to 512kB, will not lead to a great increase in performance and the Intel 0.13µ process is not yet fully developed, since the Pentium4 has not had such high prices for the top model of desktop computers since the market launch. CPUs were requested. It is also possible that the 512kB L2 cache could mainly alleviate the currently observed weak performance of the Pentium4 in connection with SD-RAM, and thus, together with the introduction of the i845-DDR chipset, also at the beginning of January, make it easier for buyers to say goodbye to RAMBUS should.