Buyer's Guide question - Northwood

tluxon

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The only place a see a reference to Northwood in the Buyer's Guide is:

2.0.6 Celeron (Willamette/Northwood)
Known as: Celeron, "P4 based" Celeron
Clock speed: 2.0 GHz, 2.2 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.6 GHz
Platform: Socket 478
Manufacturing process: 0.13µ
FSB: 400 MHz effective (100 MHz Quad-Pumped)
Cache: 12µops L1 instruction cache, 8k L1 data cache, 128k L2 cache
CPU Extensions: MMX, SSE, SSE2

This doesn't seem right to me. I have a P4 2.8C Northwood CPU (socket 478, 800MHz front side bus paired with ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe), and it sure isn't a Celeron.

Also, it was my impression that due to the heat of the Prescott CPUs, the Northwood CPU was a superior choice in many respects.

Can someone please clarify?

Thanks,

Tim
 

endyen

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The buyer's guide is for current (at the time of writing that is) generally available production chips. The P4c has not been generally available for some time. It was the last of the P4 northwoods.
Apart from heat issues, at like speeds, northwoodc and prescott chips perform about the same.
The P4c is the best chip Intel has ever produced for desktop.
 

Spitfire_x86

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There were both Northwood P4 and Northwood Celerons. The only difference between them was manufacturing process and clock speed.

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Spitfire_x86

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I should have removed this from the guide. Actually it needs a major update at this moment. I hope I can do this in this month, and I'd also like to be regular again. But something is always holding me up :frown:


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Crashman

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Hmm, best chip Intel produced...probably the Coppermine PIII. The Tualatins were better still, but outdated by the time they were released.

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