Anyone seen this yet? Intels got a new "gaming" Pentium 4 coming in a few months:
The Pentium 4 Extreme Edition; 3.2GHz, 2MG additional cache.
That makes for 2.5MG's of total cache. 3.2 GHz. 800MHz FSB. Hyperthreading. Please excuse me while I wipe the drool off the keyboard...
Not sure I wanna know how much this thing is going to cost, but still...it's gonna be
FAST! It'll sure smoke my super-slow 1.7GHz P4 with it's 256KB cache...
Here's the link to the orginal article:
http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jh ... ction=news
Can't wait to get one!
So, what's everyone think? Marketing ploy? Actually gonna help? Intel starting to worry about the AMD64 (speaking of which, it'll be interesting to see how that thing performs)?
(My vote: All of the above).
Plus they're making a dual-CPU Xeon (two CPUs on the SAME piece of silcon), meaning Windoze will see 4 cpu's thanks to hyperthreading. Can't wait for THAT to go mainsteam!
Things are about to get interesting in the processor world again! Yeah, baby!