Does anyone know how much longer it will be until they come out ? cause if its less than a couple of months ill wait for them otherwise im gonna go a p4 800, what are your thoughts. or should i just go the P4
now that you say it like that i suppose ill just have to go with a P4 since i cant be bothered waiting that long anyhows does ne one know if a asus P4PE motherboard is good enough for a 2.4gHz P4 800mHz fbs?
Well sure it's an upgraded P4, but it's a pretty big upgrade at that. SSE3, .09 micron, 1 mb L2 cache, 24 kb extra L1 cache, and possibly...secretly...rumorwise...but unlikely...disabled 64-bit support.
My system: Intel Pentium 4 2.8, 800FSB / TwinMOS 1Gb DDR400 / MSI 875P Neo / Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro / Antec True Power 550W / Western Digital Raptor / Hercules G.T XP /
Samsung DVD / Lite-On CDRW
I think the most exciting thing about Prescott would be the rumored dedicated VPU that chip-architect.com speculated upon. It could potentially improve vector processing (and scalar for SSE2) dramatically.
"We are Microsoft, resistance is futile." - Bill Gates, 2015.
Yes, getting overly excited can have some rather dramatic consequences... but still, Prescott is not just another upgrade. It's supposed to be 20% faster per clock or something (that would make the inicial 3.4Ghz Prescott perform like a 4.1Ghz Northwood), and that's nothing to sneeze at...
Anyway, I was just thinking... maybe by the end of next year and start of 2005 we'll possibly have DDR667 (DDR-II at 667"Mhz")... and that would mean that a 1.5Ghz FSB would be filled with data... not bad...