Intel Pushes Pentium 4 Past 3 GHz

Intel plans to release its fastest Pentium 4 processor yet for desktop systems on November 14. “The chip will also be Intel’s first desktop model with hyperthreading, a technology that is already present in its Xeon server processors and that allows multiple software threads to run more efficiently on a single processor,” writes Tom Krazit for IDG News Service. “We would expect the performance uptake of the 3.06-GHz processor will be considerably more than the 200-MHz [clock speed increase] from the 2.8-GHz Pentium 4,” said Peter Kastner, chief research officer for Aberdeen Group in Boston. Although we’ve seen shorter pipelines in Alaska, you can read about the “new” Pentium 4 here.

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