Prescott is here!


“Tom’s hardware”: It’s here. February 2, brings the next salvo in the processor wars, the new 90nm Prescott from Intel. The amazing result is that it isn’t faster than the current Northwood Pentium IVs. That’s interesting given they have twice the cache (1MB) and also are 90nm vs. 130nm chips.
They’ll be much cheaper to produce, but not faster. They are going to be called “E”s BTW. So you’ll be able to get a Pentium IV 2.8GHz E. Wow, what a mouthful. The Northwoods were C’s BTW.