Intel Beats AMD To 2 GHz

Pentium 4 Gets A New Socket. Continued

Below you find a picture of Intel's reference Socket478 motherboard with i850 chipset.

You can see the new cooler retention mechanism which unfortunately requires new coolers as well.

This might be a nuisance for current P4-owners who are looking into an upgrade, but it shows how serious Intel is taking the job of providing a sensible cooling solution for Pentium 4 with a safe and easy retention mechanism.

I wish AMD would take an example and come up with a better solution for their processors.