<A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/pentium4-6..." target="_new">X-Bit Labs</A> seems to have the first review out of the blocks (other than X86-secret) and they say it doesn't change the market picture at all. The chips offer little performance advantage and are usually still second to something else. In a few rare cases, they're slower than their 5xx counterparts (slower L2 cache). They also run hotter than the 5xx's (yet dissipate less power...) and OC very well (then again, these are engineering samples).
The 3.73EE is funny. It outperforms the 3.46EE sporatically, sometimes by a lot, and other times it loses. It runs very hot at idle and doesn't have any sort of idle-throttling (forget the exact terminology). Performance is still behind the FX-55 and largely behind the 4000+ and 3800+ as well.
I'm disappointed with Intel's new offerings, but they do potentially promise something in the mid-range market....tremendous overclockability, but we'll see on that.
Maxtor disgraces the six letters that make Matrox.
Not suprise at all. Until Intel comes with a new design, Intel will follow AMD in performance. The new features in Intel is nice, but not needed at the price range of 999.99 dollars. Intel latest is not the greatest.
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This is what they said about P4EE 3.73 in the conclusion:
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