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July 1, 2003 4:47:46 AM

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

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July 1, 2003 4:51:05 AM

P4 and P5 are the same architucture few change were made just expect the new ""P5"" prescott to be 20% faster clock for clock and a ver very good cpu for overclocking

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July 1, 2003 4:54:13 AM

I've heard possibly October 26th. Don't get overly excited though. It's really just an upgraded P4. If they do decide to call it the P5, it's mainly for marketing reasons.
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July 1, 2003 4:57:54 AM

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?
July 1, 2003 5:13:09 AM

Asus P4Pe dont support 800 FSB boards

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July 1, 2003 9:54:35 AM

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
July 1, 2003 9:55:07 AM

They'd be out in October I think.

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
July 1, 2003 10:04:44 AM

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.

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July 1, 2003 10:14:10 AM

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it's a pretty big upgrade

No argument there. I'm just saying that if he bought a P4 now, he wouldn't have to feel like Prescott would make it completely obsolete within a few months.
July 1, 2003 10:30:11 AM

Ah, nice. Another reason to start saving up for it, beginning now :) 

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
July 1, 2003 10:31:07 AM

Nah, that's true.

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
July 1, 2003 1:18:08 PM

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overly excited

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...
July 1, 2003 3:52:53 PM

Hans speculate on a lot of stuff but were right on 16 KB L1 Ins

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July 1, 2003 10:23:03 PM

I used to get overly excited, and it did have bad consequences, buy now I'm older and have learned to pace myself.

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July 2, 2003 12:50:24 AM

Amen to that. That's how you get along. I've done the same thing myself. Now I have somewhat more control, somewhat. LOL

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July 2, 2003 1:07:47 AM

Hehe, you think you have a little control, when in reality they have all the control.

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July 2, 2003 1:12:47 AM

and then something always happens just to show you how you, <i>in fact</i>, never had any kind of control over anything whatsoever. :frown:
July 2, 2003 5:15:01 AM

20% increase clock for clock definitely makes it worth waiting a few months for an upgrade. I'll probably need all the help I can get for HL2.
July 7, 2003 12:10:46 PM

the early prescott will be clocked at 3.4ghz, just 200mhz above the fastest northwood available. But it has newer features you might be able to play with like the 1mb l2 cache and sse3.
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