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

The latest processor from Intel has been released today which means our NDA has lifted and reviews of the new 2.8GHz monster is making appearances all over the Internet on various hardware sites, including ours. Cameron "Sov" Johnson gives us a look at the fastest Pentium 4 processor to date which is bridging the gap to 3GHz.

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

Conclusion

 

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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