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Prescott 3.4 GHz will cost $640

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July 8, 2003 10:45:59 PM

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July 9, 2003 1:52:07 AM

it'll be fast as hell though eh?
July 9, 2003 2:09:41 AM

Those were my thoughts exactly...
OK, $640 is not a bargain, but hey, shouldn't that be one hell of a chip?... State-of-the art 90nm technology which no other company has available? And so on... and so forth...
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July 9, 2003 3:33:02 AM

should overclock to 5GHz, once the bugs are worked out.

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July 9, 2003 3:46:33 AM

Sweet 5GHz overclock. I can wait till the price goes down. I'm buying 2.4c Waiting for Ram to stop going up. What a pain $130 last knight tonight $140 Wow would be nice if my pay check would go up $10 each day. Like Ram prices.
July 9, 2003 4:09:37 AM

I havn't noticed ram prices going up...there speeds are going up but as far as i can see a stick of pc2700 memory now is cheeper than what it was a year ago
July 9, 2003 4:12:23 AM

Crashman what basis do you have for saying that the prescott's will yeild a 5ghz overclock...you just makeing a guess as to what the .09 micron process will allow?
July 9, 2003 4:39:06 AM

3.4 overclocked to 5.0ghz? I'm guessing that would take some extensive cooling...
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July 9, 2003 5:12:34 AM

Based on Intel's highest speed for the Prescott core according to roadmaps.

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July 9, 2003 5:14:30 AM

A PIII 500E would easily to 750MHz, that's a 50% overclock, on standard cooling. In fact, it could go up to around 950MHz on GOOD cooling, that's nearly 100%. Intel expected that core to yield 1000MHz, which it did with the PIII 1000EB.

Intel expects the Prescott core to yield 5GHz.

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July 9, 2003 5:17:06 AM

That would be nice but I don't think we should be saying it "should" do anything. It's not even on the market yet.

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July 9, 2003 7:21:33 AM

I will have to agree with Crashman, Intel does remain quite constant when it comes to thier CPU's. I think the Motherboard technology in the next few years is going to become a very interesting field as system performance is based not just on the CPU but also the Mobo's they run on.

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July 9, 2003 8:12:59 AM

True. If they can get a 2.4c up to 4 ghz (albeit using dry ice), a 3.4 could also improve by 1.6 ghz with more moderate cooling.
July 9, 2003 1:11:09 PM

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July 9, 2003 2:31:41 PM

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That would be nice but I don't think we should be saying it "should" do anything. It's not even on the market yet.

... Hm, maybe, but Intel's engineers are reasonably conservative when it comes to such estimates. They explicitly said that Prescott would top out at 5.5±0.5Ghz or something, can't remember the exact figure...
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July 9, 2003 4:03:59 PM

The first revision of the core might not overclock to 5GHz, then again it might. I have no doubt that, as long as the 3.4 stays on the market long enough to see a second or third stepping, it will.

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July 9, 2003 4:11:48 PM

I'm about 50% certain on the first stepping 3.4 hitting 5GHz on big air cooling, make that 90% sure on water and 99% sure on phase change cooling.

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July 9, 2003 8:26:47 PM

Not to forget, Intel demoed a 4.7GHZ overclock live with exotic cooling at IDF, which crashed, albeit, however proves that even the 0.13m reached so far. 0.09m will likely reach 6GHZ with exotic cooling, though not stable enough to run for hours.

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July 13, 2003 10:17:55 AM

That's a pretty "normal" Intel price for new CPU's.

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July 13, 2003 3:37:36 PM

Scotty to top at 5.5 GHz. But with Tejas do somtime next year who knows.
July 13, 2003 7:22:01 PM

It's in fact a very nice price, for a majorly updated core.

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July 13, 2003 7:25:18 PM

Yes, Prescott will have a good core. :smile:

BTW, how does that compare to the initial price for the 3400+ A64 @ 2.0Ghz? Just curious here... AMD's pricing policy has changed towards more expensive lately... Will the 3400+ cost more than, say, $500?

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July 13, 2003 8:09:16 PM

Indeed it is. :smile:

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July 13, 2003 8:11:27 PM

Didn't the XP3200+ cost the same as the P4 3.0 when they where both released?
July 13, 2003 9:09:09 PM

Yes, that is my point. Exactly. Won't the A64 3400+ cost $600-650 or so too?...

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July 13, 2003 9:33:09 PM

if so then AMD shall lose the war of next gen CPUS

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July 13, 2003 9:53:57 PM

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if so then AMD shall lose the war of next gen CPUS

Yes, well, it's a little early to tell, but they don't have enough instant knockout features going like prescott and really could use the price advantage. And I <i>really</i> mean really. :smile:

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