Intel confirms Prescott does dissipate 100W

By Julio Franco · 6 replies
Aug 5, 2003
  1. The Inquirer recently talked to Intel who confirmed that current revision of the Prescott does have high dissipation and that 100 watts was close to that number, while they are already working on a new core revision that could cut this dissipation.

    We also saw a slide confirming 11 new instructions, an 800 MHz FSB mPGA478 package, 1MB of L2 cache, hyper threading enhancements, and that it used Netburst marchitecture. We also saw a picture of what appears to be the Prescott core.

    Intel's Prescott (code-name) is rumoured to be the processor that will become the Pentium 5.
  2. Dantrag

    Dantrag TS Enthusiast Posts: 135

    a 100w is a lot well better start looking for a new power supply :D
  3. tkteo

    tkteo TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Well, this means the Prescott will provide heating to my room/office during winter.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    At the rate which wattage is increasing, processor may be as hot as the sun by the year 2045... No.. Really...
  5. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    You'd be the one to know Rick, but hopefully they'll work out ways to make faster CPUs cooler :)
  6. Kaleid

    Kaleid TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Sure they will, it's called nanotechnology :grinthumb
  7. running

    running TS Enthusiast Posts: 70

    I can’t run my Athlon without a fan, and it looks like I won’t be able to use future processors without water-cooling.

    Edit: yes, I could (with a huge heatsink) but you know what I mean.
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