A peek at Prescott's prospects

— 12:00 AM on April 23, 2002

You've just gotta love reading informed speculation like this piece by Hans De Vries about Intel's future revision of the Pentium 4. For the uninitiated, here's the scoop on Prescott:

The Prescott is Intel's 90 nm version of the Pentium 4 architecture with architectural enhancements like simultaneous multithreading for the desktop, A large L2 cache, probably 1 Megabyte and, according to a number of rumors: A 64 bit extension codenamed Yamhill.
De Vries delves into the juicy details of Prescott's key enhancements and predicts this chip could give AMD's competing Hammer processor a run for its money. Then again, X-bit Labs says Hammer may double-team Prescott to gain the advantage.
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