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Prescott due out on the 2nd of February

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Chris_F

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The new NetBurst chips will be priced as follows:
- Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.40GHz - $999
- Intel Pentium 4 SSE3 “Northwood” 3.40GHz - $417
- Intel Pentium 4 SSE3 “Prescott” 3.40GHz - $417
- Intel Pentium 4 SSE3 “Prescott” 3.20GHz - $278
- Intel Pentium 4 SSE3 “Prescott” 3.00GHz - $218
- Intel Pentium 4 SSE3 “Prescott” 2.80GHz - $178



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Indeed they are. Atleast they werent 700 like the stupid fx51. Wow buy something that its sooo fast that it encodes a mpeg slower than a 2.6ghz p4
 

batboy

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Can't wait for one of those new Prescotts. I'm buying the first one available and will O/C the snot out of it.
 

ToolBox

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I hear they won't overclock well, but I wonder how fast they will run stock. Does anyone know if they can be run on 875 mobos are do we need new ones? Or do we need new mobos, ram. Damn I'm excited, this means that the 2.4C I'm looking at will be cheaper.
 
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Chris_F

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batboy said:
Can't wait for one of those new Prescotts. I'm buying the first one available and will O/C the snot out of it.

Just what I was thinking. ;) They have them for a nice price too. Only $417 for the 3.4P and $278 for the 3.2. I was afraid they would cost $700+.
 

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EDIT: Thought this was P5 thread. I hope this core is a good one that overclocks. I'm just going to stay with Northwoods for now. Milk the cheapness of them when the prescott comes out. ;)
 
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batboy

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I think the Tejas will be the P-5.

Remember, the Prescotts will have 1 meg of L2 cache. That by itself should help performance. They will also have SSE3 instructions. How much this will help (if at all) has yet to be seen, but I suspect there should be some efficiency improvements with the SSE3 realization.

How well the Prescotts overclocks is yet to be seen. I'm assuming they'll follow the same path as previous cores. For example the Northwood when it was first released two years ago was hard pressed to O/C any higher than 2.5 to 2.6 gig. As the core matured and improvements were made, the overclocks got better and better. Within 6 months people were beginning to hitting 3 gig on air. New steppings were released and the overclocks climbed higher.

My prediction is the Prescotts will do the same. The budget minded folks might be smart to do as Matrixzen is planning... take advantage of the cheaper Northwoods and let the Prescott core mature a little and prices to drop before jumping in. For those of us that can afford it and the adventuresome guys that like being pioneers, we will be happy to test out these new Prescotts and see what they'll do.

Sounds like Intel will release the Prescott on Feb 2 and then will have price drops on Feb 15. So waiting a couple weeks might save you a few bucks if you plan on buying a Prescott. The other thing to consider is that the second generation of Prescotts will follow fairly soon and this brings a new chipset and socket to the table.
 
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