I've just realised why Intel have issued the statement about Prescott's not working in current motherboards.
And it's not for technical reasons (at least not ones they can't work around).
Think about it.
They are going to call this a Pentium 5.
They can't have people swapping Pentium 4s and 5s in the same motherboard, think of the lost revenue, the potential headaches with the other, older P4 motherboards etc, the confusion....
No, easier to start a new chip with a new chipset to make it all nice and easy. And make everyone buy all new hardware in the meantime.
Why not invent all new RAM whilst you're at it? And a new motherboard form-factor too! 2" x 30" sounds good to me.
I think this story is a total bluff. First of all the only new chipset that we know of that will come out next is the Grantsdale. This chipset isn't schedule to be released until sometimes next year. And we all know that Prescott will release sometimes in Q4.
If there is no chipset that support prescott when it's released why the hell we will buy prescott for?????
"Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity." - Sarah Chambers