Soo whats so great about this "Prescott" chip

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by BillKirch, Feb 3, 2004.

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    BillKirch Guest

    So what does this mean to a layman computer person.??? BG
     
    BillKirch, Feb 3, 2004
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    DeMoN LaG Guest

    (BillKirch) wrote in
    It means it is slightly slower than the current P4 of the same clock speed,
    has slightly more L2 cache, runs like 20% hotter, and does nothing new.

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    G Smith Guest

    From what I have read it means that Intel is going to get those who buy one
    help pay for their research and development.
     
    G Smith, Feb 3, 2004
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    Night_Seer Guest

    There is a slight chance it may have 64 bit extensions, though as of
    now, no one knows.
     
    Night_Seer, Feb 3, 2004
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    DeMoN LaG Guest

    It may have them, but it is generally accepted that they will never be
    functional.

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    DeMoN LaG, Feb 3, 2004
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    Night_Seer Guest

    Yeah your probably right.
     
    Night_Seer, Feb 3, 2004
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    DeMoN LaG Guest

    Intel's Tejas chip (which should follow Prescott) is rumored to actually
    have 64-bit support. Intel's Xeon server line is rumored to be getting
    them with the Prescott style Xeon chips, however I don't see how Intel can
    do that, as having a 64-bit Xeon with a competitor's instruction set would
    indicate weakness in the Itanium, but we'll see.

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    Night_Seer Guest

    It makes sense what G smith said as well. As the newer lower clocked
    prescotts will be equal (maybe less in some cases) to the previous core,
    it will allow for higher clockspeeds. I just wonder what kind of chip
    Intel coul dmake if they didn't bother with all this clockspeed mumbo
    jumbo. Well I guess it would probably look a lot like a pentium M.
     
    Night_Seer, Feb 3, 2004
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    John Guest

    Nothing with that name can be good. We've got a politician here in
    England with the same name who's a complete idiot and a bloody
    socialist to boot.

    John
     
    John, Feb 4, 2004
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    George Guest

    That's always true. It's the people who buy first that bear most of the
    cost.
     
    George, Feb 5, 2004
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    Night_Seer Guest

    Here's another take on the Prescott chip. You can make up your own
    mind.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=13996
     
    Night_Seer, Feb 5, 2004
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