Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

The chip maker is counting on the Pentium 4 to pull it into the speed lead again. But, don't hold your breath.The chip maker plans to launch the Pentium 4 next month, then push the chip's clock speed beyond 2GHz by the middle of 2001. No small task for a company that's seen its last year marred by such gaffes as manufacturing-related chip shortages, 820 chip set problems, and Pentium III 1.13GHz recall. Rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD), meanwhile, has pulled squarely into the desktop chip speed lead.

According to sources, Intel is hoping to put those problems behind with the Pentium 4, now slated for a Nov. 20 launch after 850 chip set problems caused a month-long delay.

Intel plans to introduce the Pentium 4 at 1.4GHz and 1.5GHz, before rapidly ramping clock speeds, sources said. By the first quarter of 2001, Intel intends to be shipping 1.7GHz or faster Pentium 4 chips, and, by the second quarter, Pentium 4s approaching 2GHz. If Intel stays on track with its current plans, Pentium 4 will exceed 2GHz by the second half of next year.

"Pentium 4 re-enables Intel to climb up the clock rate ladder. It's in Intel and AMD's interest to get ahead and stay there," said Mike Feibus, principal at chip analyst firm Mercury Research.

"AMD does have an advantage in consumer in the $1,750 to $2,000 (price band)," Feibus said. "But the majority of PC sales, about two thirds of the consumer market, come from PCs priced at $1,000 or less." Everything else is "small potatoes," he said. "You can argue about whether AMD's small potatoes is bigger than Intel's, but they're all still small potatoes."

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Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

Intels P4 right now fully relies on RDRAM. RDRAM is three times as expesive as SDRAM. AMD can go with SDRAM or DDRAM. DDRAM will be a little more expensive, but gives better performance. Check out P4 benchmarks on aces, toms or sharkies. P4 performance sucks. Only ISEE2 optimized games will run fast.

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

Engeneering samples are out far before the chip comes in volumne, silly. Some P4 have even been sold in japan.Check this out if you don't believe me.[url removed] Pentium 4 Benchmarks Revealed". The article is from 10.10. You have to scoll down to see it.

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

Look, AMD are cheaper, faster AND more reliable. Intel make a load of hype over a load of shyte. I think it's quite likely AMD will have a faster processor out either before Intel release the P4 or within a month of it's realease, AND it'll be half the price.

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

its no biggy about the P4 being a 64bit processor this only means it can have more ram the 32bits can support 4gb i rekon and these are summot like 15 terraquades or what eva well next step up from the gigabyte so u can imagine its huge but the average home user with a normal desktop Pc usin everyday programs wont benefit in the slightest as this is only really for servers what need such hefty memory AMD rule even the duron out performes the P3 on stuff like Mpeg4 encoding etc and hell of alot cheaper

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

yeah but look at it this way no P4 won't benefit anyone but the family's after their first PC visiting PC world won't know that so it will sell quite well but not only that but sell well enough to force down the prices of every other CPU except for AMD's equivelent when it comes out so don't complain rejoice at the thought of all those cheap P3's and Athalons floating around when it comes out. I'm getting a athalon 1200 i think....

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

face it stewhart is 100% correct P3's and P4's will make better server chips and will be good for company but for gamers who don't have a ton of money the high performance/cost ratio is probally going to stay AMD ruled (unless intel can get a cork out of its ass and lower prices for homeusers!)

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

God 'Intel' you are so retarded. DDR RAM wont even come close to the price of RDRAM and AMD has 'recommended' power supplies. You can use most (if not all) though. WHAT??! AMDs don't need special cases! CHRIST! The P4 will only sell well cuz stupid idiots like most of you on this board think, "WOW! A new chip! I gotta have it!" And know nothing about it. The Intel name is the only thing holdin them above the water now.GoldenSun: AMD is releasing the 'Hammer' series to compete with Intel on workstations and servers. wait and see. And when the dual chip mobos are released for athlons...we'll see.I don't understand why most of you love one company and HATE the other. Why can you just like both? =)

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

i think it's a good one new 4 all people, but... if intel does this, what AMD gotta do? ya know, AMD rules right now, his processor is really good (faster n' more shit about!), so i just spectin' the response of AMD to this challenge started by INTEL... at least the only beneficiated whit this are all of us!!!!... LET'S SEE WHAT IT TAKES!

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

Man its not worth getting a 700 or an 800 MHz now, they drop down the prices by the month! i meen wait exactly 1 year and the 1 GHz will be down to half price if not more!i meen what was the max speed at January this year? and after 2 months? its more than doubling!

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

i feel sorry for intel.. all the work they always do gets copied by AMD. AMD is nothing but copy cats. Athon is an exact copy of p3 just add more cache memory. P4 gonna kick ass when it comes out, and AMD is just watching if it succeeds it gonna copy it. i swear if intel goes down AMD wont go anywhere..with technology..

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

I can't believe I am responding more than once...you all piss me off so much! CUZ YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING!!! AHH!First of all- AMD doesnt copy Intel...HAHAHAHA! Youre such an idiot, if you had half a brain you'd know that the P3s are STILL using the old pentium architechure (the OLD x86), while AMD Athlons have a more 'updated' and newer core redesign of the x86. And the Tbirds and P4 have NOTHING in common other than they are CPUs. Also, When Intel releases the Itanium...AMD will release the Hammers...which are also TOTALLY DIFFERENT!!! You people are such idiots...it amazes me to see that you actual think you are so right about it to post, BUT SO SO WRONG!

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

BTW- I case u didnt know, the AMD Athlon Tbird core IS meant to compete with the P4. Not just the P3. But an Tbird at 1.4GHZ IS (!!) faster than a P4 At 1.4GHZ. I dont need benchmarks to tell you that. Its a fact. The P4 has a longer pipeline (20 stage) and the Athlons have a 10 stage one. The good part of this is that it allows the P4 to reach higher clock speeds, but as the pipeline inceases the number of operations per second go down. So a P3 and Athlon (both 10 stage) can out perform a P4 at equal clock speeds. But the P3 will never see 1.4ghz+ so the Athlon is the only one that will and it will be faster than the P4.

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

The PENTIUM 4 IS SHIT!!!!!!!Wow! It ca go to 2Ghz.. big shit!Did anyone forget the IPC (Instructions per second) of the P4 is pathetic.. A 1Ghz TBird is as fast as a 1.5Ghz P4...BTW, the Thunberbird will compete against the P4, but AMD have created a new improved Athlon core called Mustang (Yeah.. Mr AMD SUX, AMD are more original thatn InHell you ****ing dipshit) which will OWN over the P4...AMD all the way baby..

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

I have to reply more than twice.. you intel ****ers are so ignorant..LOL@ forintel!You know why Intel started names like Pentium, PII etc?Because you can patient a name, but you can't patient a number like 486, 586, 386...And by patienting you do not allow compeditors to copy shit... so AMD only had the x86 instruction set, and they had to create A WHOLE CPU by themselves... and they did a damn good job...Not only can the Athlon do 3 simulaneous Floating-Point instructions at once (Use 3DStudio Max on an Athlon.. It owns over any Intel CPU (intel CPU can only do 1)) something that has never been down before, they used a revolutionay new Mobo spec based on the Alpha series of processors.. Just wait till the DDR mobo's mature and the P4 is/will be another disastor!And there is more Intel kicking goodness to come... eg, LDT mobos (most droolworthy) and Sledgehammer - which all I can say.. will leave Intel's 64Bit piece of shit CPU for dust!

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

AMD and InnovationSome people believe that AMD can not really innovate. They refer to AMD's past. AMD's 286, 386, and 486 were copies of Intel's architecture and AMD's K5 was "too little, too late." The K5, with its complex decoder (up to 4 x86 instructions per clockcycle), and very fast L1-cache access (one cycle load) was not able to reach clockspeeds like the Pentium. The real reason that it did not capture much of the market was the fact that it was very late, however. The K6 was designed by the Nexgen, a innovative company which AMD bought in 1996. While the K7 core is a powerful design, in the eyes of some insiders nothing more than a "beefed up P6."Even the well respected, award winning, John C. Dvorak could not resist the temptation to dig in at the AMD's engineering:"AMD has never shown any leadership. The company has always been a follower. The company only toys with original architecture, instead of being original. "

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

If you refer to it like that then of course they 'copied' Intel. Thats the stupidest thing I ever heard. Refer to 'Asus' post. Someone has to start somewhere (Intel) then companies look at that design and revise it and in time...its practically a whole new core. AMD is innovative. They figured out how to produce awesome chips and a price that is actually quite affordable.

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

Hay!I think Intel do a big mistake.He shit on us.I have PIII 550E mashine,and wen 2001ear comes my machine be old.Becose Intel make processors very fast and i dont have a money to bay new comp ewery ear.I dont wona be a spektrum user in 2001.P.S Sory fore my bad Inglish.

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

I think considering how close the intel and AMD chips are in speed over a range of aplications that one would do well to note the price difference. I would suggest that AMD give you more raw speed for your dollar. On the other hand if you have nothing better to do with your money by all means buy Intell. I don't really believe that AMD are just copying but when it comes down to it nor do I greatly care.

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

Ive had a P1, P2 and a P3, and i cant f uckin wait for the P4. I had a AMD K6 as well and respect due - i had no probs at all with it - it just isnt as fast. My P3 500 f ucks all over me mates 700mhz athlon - no shit. I thought id lose but i didnt. Fair play to AMD though. Forget all this AMD sucks bollocks because thats all it is. AMD r cheap and fun enough said - and thats all tha matters - if your games play good then smile.

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

u are all dumb ****ersu dont know anything except a few numbers that amd and intel releaseintel processors are faster now and always will beu dont only pay for a name u pay for better qualit components intel have been good for years but only now are amd catching up or even taking over.why do intel take so long but amd can get faster speeds quicker. because intel put more into it..... oh bollocks u are all thick bastards and i arnt going on!!

Intel sets Pentium 4 path to 2GHz

When do u buy?. I thought 1 ghz was fast enough now 2ghz by mid 2001 whatever u get a new chip it'll be old shit within 6 months if your lucky' If you have a p3500 or higher what more power do u want for ****s sake upgrade your graf card every year get yourself a high speed conection sorted!!!!!!!!

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