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Effectiveness, Not Efficiency

More a few people are running all kinds of benchmarks to try to measure the “efficiency” of a Prescott as opposed to a Northwood and whether Prescotts will scale in performance better than Northwoods. I think these people are barking

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A Tom Bomb

The Tom’s Hardware article on the Pentium IV 3.4 claims that a new D0 stepping for the chip. They don’t. Unfortunately, the authors of the piece are either unable to read a CPUID correctly or chose to ignore the evidence

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Oh Woe Is Joe!

Intel plans to abandon GHz in its naming nomenclaure. What’s important about this is that Intel plans to do this through the whole process line, so it’s not just a matter of making notebook Baniases or Dothans look better. When

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Prescott 3.4GHz

There are reviews out there for PIV 3.4s and the EEs. They do a little better than the earlier Prescotts and EEs. Nothing to write home about. Nonetheless, if you buy a 3.4 PressHot, it ought to get you hot

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A Perverse Job

We’re now hearing about all the pipelines the next-generation ATI and particularly nVidia video cards are supposed to have. Makes you wonder how they’re going to cripple the lesser cards from that same generation. I mean, if you knock out

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Me Too, Again

The Inquirer reports that Intel is now looking to put integrated memory controllers on its future CPUs. “Why would Intel do this?” “Here’s what we said about Intel adopting x86-64 three months ago: “. . . Intel is having a