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Intel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz - Bridging the 3GHz Gap - Conclusion

By: Cameron Johnson | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Aug 26, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Intel



Intel's Pentium 4 processors of late have matured into a well rounded desktop and workstation processor. Intel's introduction of value chipsets based on DDR-SDRAM has made the Pentium 4 somewhat affordable for the average users.


Northwood based Pentium 4's are naturally good overclockers. The 2.8GHz CPU is somewhat pushed to higher limits due to its rise of the V-core but is still worth overclocking. We managed 3.15GHz out of our CPU before it started to give us any problems and that was with just stock cooling. Adding water or other super cooling could lead to quite a bit more.


Intel still has a way to go with prices as AMD is still able to beat Intel in this department. But Intel has started to answer the call to arms.


- Pros


Fastest desktop processor available to date


Very stable


Overclocking is not without its charms


Heatspreader saves CPU die from death


- Cons


Very Expensive @ 2.8GHz


Rating - 9.5/10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award



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