Intel Prescott reviewed

By Julio Franco
Feb 2, 2004
  1. After delays and much waiting Intel's first 90nm processor is here. The biggest news, though, is the new processor core, code-named Prescott. Prescott isn't just a die shrink, though it is that. Prescott is also a major reworking of the Pentium 4's microarchitecture--major enough that I'm surprised Intel didn't opt to call this processor the Pentium 5.

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  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I think the lack of big "tangible" improvement this early in its evolution explains why they kept the P4 name.

    & at the same time it might explain the general disinterest in this CPU ( allthough they are pretty cheap ).
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,059   +646

    Same as when the Pentium 4 was introduced... in the long term the improvements will become more obvious performance-wise and at the same time Intel is securing they will be able to grow using the same technology for a period of time.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well that remains to be seen, but it is still obvious that they did not put as much promotion on this as they did for the initial P4 ( willamette ).

    I mean when it came out, you saw blue guys everywhere, trying to make you think the P4 would make the net go faster instantly turning your 56K into a DSL modem & such ( yes Intel, sure :rolleyes: ).

    I think they're trying to keep the yahmill technology incognito for now. I guess it's hard to have to resort to using a competitor's technology especially when they have far less invested in R&D then you.

    & did anyone say LaGrande ? *cough*Palladium*cough*

    I'm very curious as to what will be show at the next IDF.
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,059   +646

    Prescott was hyped a lot by the media (including us, if you want) since initial plans were for it to become the "Pentium 5" or whatever you want to call it.
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