Cooling Socket 478 Prescotts

@ 2004/08/25
The Prescott is the third generation of Intel Pentium 4 processors. Released after some delays during the first quarter of 2004, the Prescott P-4 is based on a 90 nm core compared to the 130 nm core of the Northwood or the 180 nm core of the Willamette.

To achieve this latest core shrink, Intel implemented a new "strained silicon" technology. This article is not going into much detail of the Prescott architecture, but basically Intel is using smaller gate lengths, longer execution pipelines and about twice as many transistors as compared to the Northwood. Some other significant differences worth noting: the L1 cache was increased from 8k to 16k, the L2 cache jumped from 512k to 1024k, and default vcore voltage was reduced.

Comment from Sidney @ 2004/08/26
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that article has been featured @ [M]'s news roundup also if I remember correctly
Indeed it was blessed by your highness.
Comment from jmke @ 2004/08/25
that article has been featured @ [M]'s news roundup also if I remember correctly
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/08/25
done it 6 months before;
did the same with Intel stuff 4 years ago; CPU location differs from one brand / model to another.

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