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Which type of P4 is better Prescott or Northwood?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by rudraksh on 05/11/04 09:40 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 
On paper its the Prescott - it has a longer pipeline, its on a 90nm process, meaninig it can reacher higher clock speeds.

In reality its very close. Northwood has Hyperthreading, Prescott doesnt. Prescott (C0) runs very hot (although the D0 stepping has improved on this). Northwood is faster than the Prescott at the same clock speed (but only slighty). Prescott should be able to reach much higher clock speeds than the Northwood (130nm)

I think Intel needs a little more time just to tweak the 90nm process.


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errr the only prescott that DOESN'T have hyperthreading is the ones that run at 533fsb which i believe is only the 2.4ghz model.
 

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yea i get wat u r saying but i am buying this one:-
Intel Pentium 4/ 3.0E GHz 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail
Specification
Model: Intel Pentium 4 w/ Hyper Threading
Core: Prescott
Operating Frequency: 3.0GHz
FSB: 800MHz
Cache: L1/12K+16K; L2/1MB
Voltage: 1.25V - 1.525V
Process: 0.09Micron
Socket: Socket 478
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Warranty: 3-year MFG
Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan)

is this good for prescott?!
 

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Get the Northwood 3.0GHz (P4C) it will run cooler, will put less stress on your power supply, will not heat all your house.

And I don't think you will overclock, so NOrthwood will be a bit faster too!

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So, prescott is slower at same clockspeed? Does that mean the p4 now does even LESS work per mhz (once they get prescott sorted) than it already does compared to AMD??

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Does that mean the p4 now does even LESS work per mhz
Yes and no, Prescott should ramp to 4GHz and more on air and at this speed it might look better. Prescott was designed with HIGH speed in mind. It has a longer pipeline, etc...

But, in some calculations/applications the Prescott is faster than northwood at equal speed.

Now that Intel dropped the Netburst technology, we should watch carefully Dothan performance (Centrino), these processors sems to perform like AMD processor at equal speed, maybe it's even better. We must wait and see if Desktop Dothan will crush more per clock than AMD and it might be possible.

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prescott doesn't run that hot

<A HREF="http://www.bob.brussow.net/images/3ghz prescott.gif" target="_new">http://www.bob.brussow.net/images/3ghz prescott.gif</A>

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by zer0 on 05/12/04 04:33 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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56C is still pretty hot.

Oh yeah 40k
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Just because Hardocp, Anand, Tom's and the rest said Presscott was hot, doesn't mean we should believe them. Just listen to zero, nothing, noone. Noone nows what he's doing.
 

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