Pentium 4, without a doubt has become the most evolving technology for Intel Corporation. It started out as the next generation of CPU and it has now evolved to the point of totally insane clock speeds with the latest in fabrication technologies.
The Pentium 4 has not had as great a run as Intel would have liked. Unlike the AMD Athlon CPU, the Pentium 4 wasn't welcomed with open arms by OEM's or retail users when it was first released - Why? Simply put cost and performance.
The Intel Pentium 4 on release would cost you $800 for a 1.4GHz Pentium 4 CPU itself, added to this the price of a motherboard based on the only chipset avalible, the 850 and you had around $300 extra. Then came the final insult, 850 was designed for one memory technology only, RDRAM - the most expensive memory type available.
Now if this wasn't enough to put you off then we had the performance reviews. With results of the Pentium III 1GHz destroying the P4 1.4GHz, and AMD Athlon CPUs simply blowing the Pentium 4 away, the P4 was avoided like the plague.
Intel's agreements with RAMBUS at the time prevented any production or official support for any DDR based memory, which Intel itself has discredited as a low performance alternative to RDRAM. It wasn't until RDRAM agreements were abolished that Intel put its faith in DDR, and hasn't it come a long way. Intel has had five chipsets alone based on single channel DDR memory and four based on the Dual Channel Memory DDR. With these advancements we have seen core advancements go hand in hand. Intel's first core, Willamette, was more of the test subject, with users purchasing them as last resorts. It wasn't until Northwood entered the scene that the Intel Pentium 4 took off, especially in the overclockers market. Since the Northwood we have had two new cores grace the front papers - the Gallatin or better known as the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition and the Prescott or the Pentium 4E as it is also known.
Today we have got our hands on the Northwood, Gallatin and Prescott CPU's all clocked at 3.2GHz. Today we crown the winner of the Pentium 4 Architectures whilst put up against both of AMD's top dogs.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 2 [The Cores in Detail]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 3 [Which Pentium 4? Compatibility in Question]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test Systems Setup and SiSoft Sandra]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 5 [Benchmarks - PCMark04]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 6 [Benchmarks - 3DMark03]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 7 [Benchmarks - Audio and Video Encoding]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 8 [Benchmarks - Aquamark3]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 9 [Benchmarks - Halo PC]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 10 [Benchmarks - Jedi Knight II]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 11 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 2003]
- Three Pentium 4 Amigos - Page 12 [Conclusion]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- How you can become a hacker's worst nightmare
- Snapchat announces sunglasses with a built-in camera
- How to build dynamic web apps with Angular JS
- Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to rock a 4K display
- Google rumored to acquire Twitter, news to break soon
- Prepping LGA2011 Build
- Unable to find BIOS update for motherboard
- Lian Li O Series Multiple Expansion card support
- asrock fatality h170 performance red light on bios and not monitor output no beeps
- Anidees AI Crystal Mid-Tower Chassis Review
- Antec and Razer team up to co-brand a new Mini-ITX gaming chassis
- Samsung Electronics accelerates the NVMe era for consumers with its highest performing 960 PRO and EVO Solid State Drives
- Lighting is in the Aer: NZXT launches Aer RGB, premium LED PWM fans
- Syber Gaming delivers VR and 4K-ready 'C Series' small form factor gaming PC
- HyperX Gears of War gaming headset shipping now