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Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.06GHz with Hyper-Threading - Conclusion

The Pentium 4 processor at 3.06GHz is here and it certainly means business not only breaking the impressive 3GHz barrier but sporting a new technology called Hyper-Threading (HT). Wouldn't it be nice to have dual processing support from a single processor? Well in theory, at least, you can with the latest processor from Intel. Read on as Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes us on a discovery of the Pentium 4 3.06GHz processor to determine whether or not HT and a little extra core speed boast is worth our upgrading dollars or not!

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 13, 2002 5:00 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. We have seen that the 1.6A was able to clock well above 2.4GHz, and even in some cases upwards of 2.8GHz. The inclusion of the Hyper-Threading system on the new P4 core has proven to give a good healthy post increase in 90% of the applications we have run, and with a production cost of less than $5 more than a normal CPU, this has to be one of the best ideas Intel has used to date.

 

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 with the Intel Celeron CPU, and with rumours of new Overclocking options support coming from the future; Intel has gotten the attention of the market.

 

Pros

 

- Fastest Desktop CPU available today

 

- Thermal overload protection

 

- Hyper-Threading

 

- HIS saves CPU from die death

 

Cons

 

- Very Expensive

 

Rating: 9.5 out of 10 and TweakTown's editors Choice.

 

 

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