- Jan 1, 2004
Intel is releasing the first wave of Prescott CPU's in less than 2 weeks - anyone planning to get one right away?
Yeah... I usually get mid-level processors after major price cuts. This way I can spend $300-500 a year and always have a new computer with more power than the previous one. The only things I re-use are the keyboard, mouse and monitors. Usually everything else is new.N9ne said:Indeed the P4 prices are going to go down in February, so that would be a good time to buy say a 2.6c or 2.8c, very nicely priced, excellent performance (I've got a 2.8c).
Same here, except I bought a 3.0. I will probably get a Prescott this Summer. My new mobo can take the new CPU.movielad said:Having just bought a new 3.2Ghz Intel box, I'm not going to splashing out any time soon (probably, in fact, for the next four years!).
No it is a 64bit chip but it is not marketed to consumer level systems. It is marketed to mini-mainframe and datacenter systems with 8, 16, 32 or more processors. On the other hand the Athlon 64FX and Apple G5 are marketed to consumers. That is where the standards are made and that is where the longterm money is made.Los said:So the itanium chip is still a 32bit chip?
Yes, I can see that eventually. Upon release, the Prescott will be slower than the current EE chips. This is because of the larger 2MB cache on the EE chips. Intel will release an EE style CPU into the Prescott line probably by the end of the year. That will be when the chip will perform better than its predecessors.The Sandman said:The 90nm process combined with additional enhancements to Intel's manufacturing processes will allow the Prescott core to scale to the 4 - 5GHz range before it will be replaced by Tejas.