A recent update to Intel's CPU roadmap
indicates that the first 90nm P4 Extreme Edition won't make it until early next year. The upcoming processor is slated to run at a 3.73GHz clock frequency and boost features such as a 1066MHz FSB, 2MB of L2 cache (versus current 512KB L2/2MB L3) and AMD-like 64-bit technology that Intel likes to call EM64T.
Also to debut next year are the Pentium 4 6xx series which share the large L2 cache and 64-bit technology of the aforementioned processor but will be clocked from 3.2GHz to 3.6GHz (630 to 660). All upcoming CPUs will use the 775-pin, Socket T platform.
Intel plans to launch its Pentium 4 670 and Celeron D 350 processors for desktops in the second quarter
, instead of the first as previously reported. This should give an edge to Extreme Editions as those will bring EM64T earlier to the table.