Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

Just as Intel, triumphantly, announced the release of the new Pentium 4 processor with a faster system bus and a new chipset platform, they had to admit that they have to temporarily halt shipment. The new P4 processor, at 3GHz, targeted at video editing, high-end gaming and other computing-intensive applications, had its launch halted after the company found over the weekend that a very small number of the new chips, may not have been performing as expected, said Intel spokeswoman Laura Anderson.

According to Intel the big advantage of the new product, besides the 3GHz processor, is the new chipset which contains two technical innovations that accelerate the speed at which data flows between the computer's processor and system memory and also doubles the computer's networking bandwidth. A chipset consists of one or more chips that act as a computer's nervous system, transmitting signals from the computer's brain, the microprocessor, to the rest of the system. These new products support Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology and are targeted for high performance and feature-rich workstations and desktop computers.
Anderson said the chipset was not affected by the anomaly found in the processors.

Although any launch halt is an embarassing and messy affair for any company, analysts suggest that the problem is probably not a very serious or product threatening one, since most such problems are usually detected much earlier in the testing process.
The delay does however, mean that target availability dates will most probably not be met. Intel are refusing to release further details of the problem since they claim to be working with their customers.

The Pentium 4 processor with Hyper-Threading Technology operating at 3 GHz can now have an 800 MHz system bus instead of 533 MHz, the previous highest speed bus. The new 800 MHz bus can transmit information within the PC up to 50 percent faster than the previous version. With Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology, users can perform multiple complex tasks with greater responsiveness from their PCs. For desktop applications, these tasks include accessing instant messaging while playing a favorite online game or downloading music while manipulating digital photos. Advanced digital content creation tasks such as 3-D modeling, rendering and video editing are some of the workstation applications that benefit from these new features.

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Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

You might wait in vain for the Hammer series of chips from AMD. That baby has been delayed almost as often as Duke Nukem Forever. And the fact that the new P4's with the larger FSB are out performing the barton core, does not bode well for AMD. They need to release the Hammer series fast.They figure once they get the problems fixed for the new P4 line of chips, it will have the ability to run over 4 ghz. Hopefully the Hammer can live up to it's hype and not suffer the same fate as the 5800 Ultra.

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

Not too keen on them.... there just upping FSB...They need to do some serious redesigning, people have already overlclocked there CPus to have a higher FSB than 200mhz... doing so to a 3.06Ghz CPU would be better than buying new...Also am awaiting the AMD64...And scre the 9800.... there are only 2 cards worthy of an all out upgrade, the 9900pro, and the NV35, till i see some benchmarks, i rate them equal, i am hoping hte NV35 will come out on top, but either way, im going for the faster one.... After i save the money for it LOL

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

"In terms of real-world testing, this system is fast, some would say crazy fast. With the Intel i875P motherboard fully configured with a Pentium 4-3.0C processor, dual-DDR400, and Serial ATA RAID 0, the "time remaining" numbers spun by like a gas station meter. Gaming performance is exceptional, and with high-end 3D hardware, the i875P really flies and there's not a game that comes close to giving it trouble. It's not everyday we see a quantum shift in system performance, but Intel moving from the 533 MHz to 800 MHz system bus is as close as we've seen in a long time.""ConclusionWhen evaluating the i875P chipset and the Pentium 4-3.0C processor, it's not hard to see that the i875P is the star of the show. We've been waiting for the Intel 800 MHz processor migration, but even so, the very high benchmark and real-world performance results are quite startling. This is also a platform that can scale to future hardware developments, and looks to be a great investment for those who want to sit at the top of the performance hill. This is the real deal folks, and we expect the i875P to be a very popular chipset among the hardcore users, and really pave the way for the mainstream Springdale equivalent later this Spring."

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

i must admit that this cpu does sound like it has alot to offer, but as it always will be with amd and intel, and at the moment nvidia and ati... both snapping at each others heels and neither holding the lead for long. it comes down to what you want. just like the n35 vs 9900 pro debate, we can only wait and see how they deliver.

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

You know what this site needs??? Professionals like people with doctorates in computer science telling the MASSES which card to buy without bias. Until that happens I will never listen to anything anyone ever says... EVER!!! I like Intel they have MMX they have a big FSB I like ATI they are proven faster than Nvidia. THE END!

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

Ok, I couldn't help but read the comments by JWAMEZ and laugh, so I have to respond with an informed and professional opinion.From one of my favorite mag's, allow me to quote a recent article from 'Maximum PC' (These guys are the shizz).March 2003 Issue (Speed Trials):"We came to one conclusion very quickly after reviewing the numbers: Mac people that scream their apples are faster than PC's are simply full of crap. They could double as septic tanks."There's my opinion and 'the experts' as well. Yours is... unwelcome.As for the rest of you saying your Athlon XP's out perform the Intel CPUs... go for you. I don't see that happening once Intel goes to a 800Mhz FSB whilst the Athlons are stuck w/ 233.Also to the anonymous poster whom claims that the 2400+ XP outdoes the 3.06Ghz P4 w/ HTT... benchmarks? I don't see any. That's just mindless blather / propaganda. You want real benchmarks? Goto Maximum PC's site and check their lastest issue... The Barton (3000+) Athlon XP and P4 3.06Ghz are neck and neck as far as speed trials go. Neither really makes a clear winner.Anyway, there's my 2 cents for the day.

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

You self proclaimed Pros need to get a clue....Even intel admits the athlonXP 2400 outperforms their 3.06 Ghz in more areas than not ....only you Tagge good take 2 cents and make it worthless......High FSB is doing very little for the P4's ....I agree totally as do many that the P4's aren't focussing on the right areas...their architecture neeeds some serious revamping

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

omg they did it agianthey said they would release the new thing on the block and brought it back cause they screwed up (no surpize there)intel has been rushing their processors too much trying to beat their compedetors (mac has lost cause their max is like 1.5 or 2ghz)i have had a p3 for ever and it works better they my friends brand new celeron (1.9ghz) and my other computer's P4 (2ghz) why i do not know (maby they clock the processors the wrong way) atleast when i test a amd system it says what they say the processor is and not a random number .5ghz below what the processor is labeledthey are trying to hard to beat amd and sofar they are not winning in my book

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

ITs good to see Intel making some steps in the right direction.Pro your not I don't know where your getting your info but I have extensive benchmarks on both the AMD XP 3000+(2.166Ghz)with 333FSB & Intel P4 3.06Ghz with 533FSB. And the P4 beat the xp 3000+ in 13 out 15 benchmarks when running in similar systems.

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

Hey Mark, FUK YOU PUNK!I will post ANYTHING I like until I am forbidden to do so by Megagames. TRY AND STOP ME. You see I live in America where Freedom of Speech is still a reality.Just because you're an apathetic little moron doesn't mean someone else might not find it interesting that the U.S government is helping corporations rob taxpayers while simultaneously asking us for 70 billion in war relief.[url removed]

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

"High FSB is doing very little for the P4's"PRO r u not, you might want to reconsider that statement as they have just ran benchmarks on the 3.06 P4 chip running on a 800mhz FSB. I listed various statements from reviewers on different web-sites and the new Intel chip runs alot faster then the barton xp3000+ running on a nforce2 board.No contest. Even with Intel recalling the chipset.Bonez, making a statement about Intel recalling the chip and about delays is fine. However, you know that AMD and it's Hammer series has been delayed soo many times now, it's in the same leauge as Duke Nukem Forever and the 5800 Ultra for promises and delays. All companies have these issues. At least Intel has the chip up and running. And running at incredible numbers too. Still waiting for the Hammer series of chips.And if you're into high performance, Intel has indeed beaten AMD this round with their increased FSB chipset. And done so convincingly. The numbers speak for themselves.Like i have said before, the Barton core is old technology now and AMD needs to bring the hammer series to life to compete with Intel's new line of upcoming chips. By late fall, because the i875P motherboard is fully scalable, Intel plans to release a 4ghz chip running on that same increased FSB. How the hell is AMD going to compete if it does not release the Hammer series to counter it. And that's IF the Hammer chipset can run faster.AMD keep the competition going! Kepp Intel honest so all us consumers benefit.......

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

Hey folks,Just going to clear up some utter ignorance for you all. Mark you nailed it, and here's the benchmarks to prove it. Pro r u Not... enjoy eating your own words thanks. You work at intel marketing you say? I think it's time to look for a career change if you hate your own company so much. Also, no offense but working in marketing hardly lends itself to you being the 'grand pumba' of knowledge surrounding CPU benchmarking. So, take a seat, and have a good read as some 'real' experts spell things out for you.[url removed] Hardware know's their stuff.-T

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

"Toms Hardware know's their stuff."Hahahahahaha...[url removed] up ladies..."Like i have said before, the Barton core is old technology." Actually it's not that old since it has more L2 cache and competes with rivals at slower clock speeds (Like all AXP's). FYI AMD is planning on releasing a 400mhz FSB processor pretty soon for those of you who havn't got their $60 1700+'s running at that anyway. AMD has run at 50% bus speed compared to Intel before and still kept up. I don't see why everyone is making such a huge fuss about it because it's not! AMD will be fine.This will be a never ending debate. It's all on personal preferance. I prefer AMD due to their cheaper costs and their performence.

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

"The cpu cooling fan my p4 2.8 died. However this did not destroy my expensive cpu, my cpu lived on due to intel's superior technology"Yeah, and neither will it on my AMD system. My A7N8X has that kind of protection.What do you mean by superior technology? AMD can be a few hundred megahertz behind Intel and still keep up with any of Intel's offerings. That's pretty impressive to me

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

people need to get a life. i dont think that people should imitate other people. whats the use in imitating someone, anyways? you can always tell when someone is copying someone else. megagames.com needs to develop some kind of security for keeping your profile secure.-nEo

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

"Intel always will be superior because it is first who created it.." Would you also say that about any other manufacturer who was the "first" to create something? Surely you can't. That's a very bland statement on your part. Just because someone was the first to do something, doesn't mean they are the best at doing it... Granted Intel is one helluva company and no one could touch them up until a few years ago when the Athlon came out.

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

(This will be a never ending debate. It's all on personal preferance. I prefer AMD due to their cheaper costs and their performence.)-Seems to me that Intel is worth the same as AMD chips (Ghz vs. PR)!(A LOT OF PEOPLE HATE INTEL, MOST PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THEIR PRICES.SIMPLY PUT YOU ALL KNOW AND HAVE TO ADMIT INTEL MAKES THE BEST CHIPS AND CHIPSETS)- Like I said before, same prices, i'd say that the number that hate Intel, is very small, because Intel has most of the market!(YO f**k MICROSOFT MACINSTOSH IS BETTER ANYWAYZ AND TEHIR STUPID ASS BILL GATES INTEL f**k THEM GAY )-Bill Gates, Microsoft, and what's this have to do with Intel. And buddy, you know, with all that money you blew on your crab apple, you could of got a top of the line pc, unless you found that MAC at the town dump!

Intel Launches Then Halts New P4, Chipset

"Intel will be pricing the 3.0GHz CPU at $417 in quanties of 1,000. The older, 533MHz FSB 3.06GHz CPU will also get a substantial price reduction shortly. This undercuts the current Athlon XP 3000+ pricing substantially, and AMD will obviouslyhave to make a decision as to pricing. If the current price of AMD's flagship desktop processor is also an indicationof yield, AMD may have a problem on their hands. However, for people who have been concerned that the price ofa P4 processor with Hyper-Threading has been too high, the new pricing is good news. It's still not cheap, but it'snot in the stratosphere, either."That price advantage of AMD's is no longer in play these days.....The prices are so close.

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