if anybody cares heres some intel release info


Mar 9, 2001
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology 560, 550, 540, 530, and 520 Launch

On June 21, 2004, Intel introduces the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with HT Technology 560, 550, 540, 530, and 520 targeted for desktop PCs and entry-level workstations. These Pentium 4 processors feature speeds of 3.6GHz, 3.4GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.0GHz, and 2.8GHz with 800MHz FSB and 1MB cache in the LGA775 package. This new package is pin-less and implements a 4 wire fan control for improved thermal acoustics.

along with this comes the 915/925 chipsets that support the lga775 package ddr2 and pci express. so i guess in a few weeks we'll know if ddr2 is worth anything at the present time.
Intel had better show some promise with this new tech. If not, I think AMD might gain some market share....

Bad news for us, since AMD could get the "Intel" syndrome and start cranking prices up :frown: :frown: :frown:

Ever notice how AMD prices are slowly climbing to match Intel's?

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Feb 4, 2004
i also read about intel getting ready to release the new mobile p4's using the prescott core. it also mentioned how the TDP will be much higher compared to the current mobile p4's, whihc is no suprise. im just suprised intel would attempt to put prescott on mobile systems at all. just let northwood and dothan swallow up the market. all prescotts can do is give intel a worse rep as far as the heat properties go. Combine that with the fact amd just released ahtlon 64 2700 and 2800 mobile cpus rated at 35W, id say the prescotts wont last long on notebooks.


Feb 6, 2004
I wonder what intel will do to the "P4EE". Will they release a 3.6 GHz version (remember, northwood based!) ? Or a prescott/nocona based P4EE with L3? Or will the 3.4EE continue to carry the flag and its huge pricetag in spite of not being the highest clocked part (and likely not always faster than a 3.6E). I'm curious...

Also wondering if these parts will be just as "available" as current 3.2 and 3.4 prescotts even today (how many months after launch ?). For those speedgrades, northwood offers a (better) alternative, that seems readily available, but at 3.6 prescott is on its own. This thing has paper launch written all over it, which would hurt double as its not even likely a very competitive part to AMD's top 2.4 GHz chips . If you reread the S939 reviews and ignore the P4EE results in the charts, intel isnt even close to the top with the 3.4 P4E paper tiger. A 5% speedbump won't change that either, nor do I expect 915 with DDR2 to improve on that (more likely, even the other way around).

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Feb 10, 2003
I was under the impression that they wouldn't continue P4EE lines... at least not exactly the way it is right now. Consider <A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20040602110858.html" target="_new">these feature-rich P4s</A> that come with 2MB L2 and 1066Mhz FSB: P4EEs have 2MB L3, not L2 cache... L3 is much less useful than L2. These processors will make the current P4EEs completely obsolete!...

If only they enabled 64-bit extensions... they will do it anyway in Nocona, and they might as well do it in this new E0 stepping by october. They're already too late!

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I'm so confused.

They might as well just name processors like they do cars. Macintosh did that back in the day.

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