Waiting for the 3GHz Pentium 4

While the tech world braces itself for the introduction of Intel's Pentium 4 3 GHz chip, the company is paving the way by introducing price cuts in its current range of processors. The cuts peak at 27 per cent and focus on the high end of the Pentium 4 and Celeron families.
The upcoming 3GHz P4 is set to cause another wave of controversy, as far as performance is concerned, since it will feature Hyperthreading, a function which according to Intel allows for a boost in performance of up to 20 per cent. This new feature, always according to Intel, combined with the fastest clock speed in the market, will make Intel the undisputed leader in processor performance. The flip side of the story however, is that most servers and workstations already have featured Hyperthreading but most manufacturers, including Hewlett-Packard and Dell, ship products with Hyperthreading turned off.

The most prominent chip to be affected by the price cuts is the Pentium 4 2.8 GHz, released in September when Intel's last price suts were implemented. Its price will drop by 21 per cent, from USD508, in 1,000 unit quantities, to USD401. The prices on the 2.66GHz and 2.6GHz P4 chips drop 24 per cent, from USD401 to USD305. The 2GHz P4, drops 19 per cent, from USD103 to USD83, while the 1.4GHz chip drops 27 per cent, from USD74 to USD54.

No one would have guessed that the PC market is currently in a slump just by looking at what the two major processor manufacturers are doing. To them it has remained business as usual. They suggest that the current drops in sales figures are a temporary phenomenon, based on the fact that many large businesses haven't upgraded since 1998 or 1999. As the cost of supporting older systems begins to catch up with the companies, everyone expects that sales numbers will rise again.

In order to avoid falling too far behind their rivals, AMD also plan to release the Athlon XP 2700+ and 2800+ in the next few weeks.

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Waiting for the 3GHz Pentium 4

I am a AMD Fan, but what Intel is bring out will Crush AMD. If AMD doesn't get there Work togather, There going to Die. They got to move to Micron 90nm (Step lower from 0.13-Micron). B/c Intel is moving that way in about less then a year (why i know, went to the Intel Channel Conference). Still AMD is at Micron-0.18. Right now Intel is winning. Look at the Shares on stocks.

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@khufu Thank you,Someone that got it. LOL I was making a joke to all those people that can never quite seem to figure out how to download something. I see it alot in MG, "Wheres the link??" And the doom 3 thread where people keep asking 1,000times over, "I cant download it"LOL Anyway, i am glad my brand of humor made you laugh :)BEST regards,PsilaxsP.S I am a "HE"

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yo cris dont f**king worryamd wil never be defeated by inteljust wait for the new series HAMMER and BARTONintel can never beat those!!!and if you have two processors one of intel and one of amd at the same speeds for example 2000mhzAMD will Always be faster!!!!amd could bring a 3000mhz xp processor on the market but they are too busy with the new seriesand they f**king kick assP.S. i totally agree with Psilaxs which f**king moron thinks that you can download a processor.He was only making a f**king JOKE!!!!

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The only people who support intel are those with money, why may you ask it's because the intel p.o.s are so damn expensive and all intel is worried about is saying it's 3ghz or 2ghz to make the dummies think that it's a god processor when really it sucks

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My friends!Amd Processors are the best choise for who wants Power and or don't have a "Bill Gates bank account Style".For those happy and fortunate people who has money to burn, please, by all means, buy P4 and waste a lot of money that AMD fans can buy for less than half the price. Oh! And have a terrible technical assistance also.Sorry for my rusty english. ;)

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i got an email from intel about this few days ago it said "The new Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology† brings the power of advanced workstations to the desktop. Armed with Intel's groundbreaking Hyper-Threading Technology, the new processor, with a clock speed of 3.06 GHz, executes multiple lines of code, or threads, of a program in parallel, allowing you to run the most demanding applications at the same time and multitask more effectively than ever before. See what Hyper-Threading can do for video, music and gaming applications, compare processor performance, or compare processor specs to see how a system based on the Pentium 4 Processor with HT Technology stacks up. Want to find out more about HT Technology development? Read technical articles or a Q&A with its developers. You can find out where to buy a Pentium 4 Processor 3.06 GHz with HT Technology or even build your own"

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u guys really dont get it dont you, its not about price its about product. intel has the best product out there so they can charge as much money as they f**king want. ppl have been saying AMD is better than intel for almost a decade and that their next processor will stomp Intels, but guess what... they never do. Intel has way too much money to care what a bunch of hackers think, who never buy anything retail anyway. They are marketing to companies who actually need the 3Ghz for business who are willing to spend the money. Intel is an extremely smart company and to say that "INTEL SUX" reflects nothing but your own ignorance. Its not all about you, in fact, its not about you at all, its about money.

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look here people there were tests done with an amd athlon xp 2000(1.67ghz) and an intel pentium 4 2ghz processor(this test was done by the screensavers wich is a show on tech tv) this test was to see which processor was faster can anyone guess which one was faster?thats right kids the amd was even though it was only faster by fractions of a second it was still faster so just think about it for awhile and you will know who has the better processors and the best price to boot

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I wonder when Intel will have a suped up version for the Xeon market....its like the Ultimate Golden prize of processors over the pityful AMD garbage MP processors.AMD has had a really crap reputation, the only thing that AMD reminds me of; is its bloody dead counterpart Cyrix which were damn fast and cheap, but their quality sux just the same as AMD.When I go out and buy processors, I buy for quality and craftsmanship. Price is usually an insignificant factor, but I want something that lasts; not something that'll blow up in my face.

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I went to a LAN very recently, and about 80 percent of the 60 people had AMD systems and the rest Intel spec-ed pcs like me-self. The humidity levels on the day and inside were very un-hospitable.Every few minutes or so, some pricks' AMD system would start beeping and that annoyed the crap out of me and pretty much everyone else. They frantically tried using portable miniature fans to cool their hopeless systems.My lovely P4 2.8GHZ system was pretty sweet sitting at around 45 to 57 degrees for the entire day without a single god damn problem.So you AMD fools want to whine about performance that kicks overal the P4 get a bloody life. An AMD in many cases plays games, that's pretty much what its probably good at. A P4 is all good rounder, meaning it will perform just as good as the AMD, but it will out-perform on the more critical applications. You will never find a single company using an AMD system as a server (Dual chipped), if you do, then they either have a budget problem or their bloody fools.

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This is about the P4 3.06GHZ. AMD has a lower product price, and in some cases can out perform a P4 in Office Apps, but for shear simple ass kickin' power INTeL takes the crown. I used to have an AMD, but now I'm going back to Intel cuz' my Quake 3 runs like crap on an AMD system.

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You are all foulsINTEL SUCKS FOREVERand besides the P4 will most be used for games what f**king other applications wil use that much mhzSo u can better buy an AMD because they are cheaper and fasterand AMD doesn't have problems you just need a high quality cooler and you'll be fine!and who plays quake 3 nowdaysplay doom III :-)

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hey milord how much of a dumbass are you. maybe you didn't know but there are lots and lots of companies out there that use amd processors and even on servers. for example, rackspace which is a pretty good hosting company uses amd processors in the servers they give you. and guess what they work just fine and better than an intel because the only time that you have trouble with an amd is when you are a dumbass and put on a puny 4000 rpm pos fan

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hey milord how much of a dumbass are you. maybe you didn't know but there are lots and lots of companies out there that use amd processors and even on servers. for example, rackspace which is a pretty good hosting company uses amd processors in the servers they give you. and guess what they work just fine and better than an intel because the only time that you have trouble with an amd is when you are a dumbass and put on a puny 4000 rpm pos fan, when really you should use a 7000 rpm fan

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notice how u need an uber fan and cooling system to make an amd work a fast as an equal p4, this is of course not including the fact that amd cant say shit about 3 ghz, so dont u think there is a reason why need it needs to be overclocked? dont u think thats bad for the chip? of course it is, anyone can realize the benifits of a low temp cpu, its smoother and more dependable. Intel's do not overheat like amd's and they are faster, they are better SO OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO COST MORE!!!

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First off:1) Anyone who says, "I had an AMD processor once and it played (insert game here) like shit" was obviously using an old processor. Especially since games requirements are about 25% to 50% of even the fastest processors. I have an AMD XP 2000+ w/ a GF4 Ti 4200 and never go below 60 fps on any game.... well... ok the Doom 3 Alpha does, but other than that, nothing.2) Intel has such greater marketshare, they should have MORE than enough room to compete w/ AMD on the price wars. But they depend on they're name to help raise prices.3) AMD does need to hurry and put more out to keep what little popularity they have! With every processor Intel puts out, AMD looses a supporter.4) Oh yea... What technical support can you possibly have for a processor? "Ummm sir? We're gonna need you take apart your processor and tell us what you see" Rrrright.5) Both processors are AMAZING! And even the VIA (Cyrix) chips have they're place! A laptop w/ a VIA chip runs nearly 4 times longer! Of course 4 times crappier, but for someone who's just gonna use Word, it's more than enough.6) AMDs dont require THAT much cooling! I have 1 CPU fan (7000 RPM) and a case fan and I'm only running at 92 degrees farenheit. Runs perfectly smooth and totally dependable!Never listen to anyone who says Intel or AMD is better. Fanboys are the same morons who pay 10 times the price for designer clothes because of the name. Or shop at only certain stores because of the same reason. These people are deluted in the fact that they need attachment to something to feel important or even educated for that matter. These people have no clue to the reality of what they are saying. They just spew out words they read on Toms Hardware or Anandtech and come here and try to gain some self worth. Trust me. Either way you go, AMD or Intel, you WONT be disapointed! Just dont go and buy some piece of shit Compaq, HP, Gateway, Dell, or any prebuilt system. ONLY buy industry standard computers

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Yup! The P4 3 Ghz will kicks ass, then AMD will come around (sooner or later) and kick intel's ass, and vice versa. I just hope this sky rockets competition to where hopefully we can see 4 or maybe even 5 Ghz by the end of next year!Oh and for every moron that downs people for competing for the fastest processors, these "dorks" are the reason intel and AMD sell so many processors and keep you morons with constantly updated technology! They are the ones who suck up the newest processors! If no one constantly upgraded, niether company could make enough money keep updating speed so rapidly! So shut the hell up and let then rant! They're constant spending makes it cheaper for us when we upgrade! :)More power to competition! We all end up benifiting in the end!

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Well I was mainly talking about the people who were saying "AMD sucks" or "Intel chips are pieces of crap". These are the uneducated morons who have no clue what they are talking about! Both chips are WAY more than any game needs right now.

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AMD fanboys:StradorLlama FockerKill IntelKreyvenAduke18PsilaxsIntel Fanboys:scatadanMilordMaxPowersINTEL ROXORZand nearly all the anonymous peopleAvoid these people.This site needs a mute function! :)And this site kicks ass! :DDIE FANBOYS DIE!

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so we have to avoid you ;-) well i say both company's rock ass and we keep spending money my opinion is that these proccessors are getting faster way to fast we bought this pc like 1 year ago 800mhz pIII (1ghz was fastest available at that time) and now it allready sucks!!! also our 128mb ram is useless so i think all the developments (so also thm video cards) are going way to fast

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Alright, its time to set the record straight. Intel and AMD are both good. And for all of you who wish that one company takes over and dominates, WHO LET YOU OUT OF THE ASYLUM. If you 13 year old losers only want one company, WHATS WRONG WITH YOU, obviously you haven't learnt that competition is good and if one company takes over all and dominates, well lets just look at it this way, who here bought windows XP for its ridiculous price, why may you ask, why is the price retarded, its because Microsoft dominates the OS currently. You can't blame Microsoft for having a ridiculous price, their just like every one else, they want money. I do admit that back when the processors were 500mhz and under, AMD really kicked @ss, but the story ain't the same anymore, people who say that Intel should get a beating, and AMD rocks, don't know their @ss from a hole in the ground. They've never owned an Intel before, and they just go to Megagames.com read all the 13 year olds that say AMD ROCKS, INTEL SUCKS, and then they say, hmmmm... I have an AMD, well i guess they must be computer programmers or something, so I guess AMD ROCKS and INTEL SUCKS, and the same goes for the Intel lovers and so on. Those losers don't know cpu's to a hole in the ground. And if it's people older than 13 years old that say those things, GET A LIFE, AND GET A JOB. YOU GUYS ARE PATHETIC. Thanks to competition computers are getting so fast, and so cheap. To summarize, COMPETITION IS GOOD.

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Its nice to see Intel kicking AMD's ass. AMD barely can break 2ghz barrier and Intel is up to 3ghz. Ohhh...right but XP2800 is 'as fast' as a P4 2.8ghz, but isnt 2.8 ghz (haha) ....ya right and with "Quantispeed architecture" and all. What a scame-. Go away AMD trolls. AMD is slow as hell compared to intel and prices? Prices!?Newegg.comXP 2800, 333 fsb : 380$$$P4 2.8ghz, 533 fsb : 250$$$hahahaha!!!Pwnt =/

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