The Pentium 4's performance was designed to scale primarily with clockspeed increases. In contrast, Core's performance will scale primarily with increases in the number of cores per die (i.e. feature size shrinks) and with the addition of more cache, and secondarily with modest, periodic clockspeed increases.
Core may start to change the way a lot of people see Intel's current lines, and in all areas of the CPU market we're seeing a shift in how performance is defined.
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