Intel's New E0 Prescott Stepping: Improved at Idle, but Throttling Under Load

@ 2004/12/06
The launch of Prescott back in January was widely expected to usher in a new wave of competition for AMD's nascent Athlon 64 much as Northwood had for the AthlonXP. Undoubtedly one of Intel's most-successful process transitions, Northwood was responsible for transforming enthusiast perceptions of the P4 from a slow also-ran to a star performer. Northwood's incredible scaling (from 2 to 3.06 GHz in 10 months, or 53% in less than a year) gave weight to Intel's claim that focusing on clock ramping over IPC (Instructions per Clockcycle) was an optimal way to increase performance.


Comment from Sidney @ 2004/12/06
There is a better one on Prescott temp from [M].
Chenbro Xpider chassis and Prescott 2.8E @3.5

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=225
Comment from jmke @ 2004/12/06
14 February?
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/12/06
Quote:
Ten months after launch, the search for a cool Prescott continues.
Oh well, a couple of degrees cooler at load with more sensitive throttle down feature.

If the editor at [M] would publish this for me.
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~lazyman/data/2.E.htm

 

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