Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,745 Reviews & Articles | 57,373 News Posts

Pentium 4 goes 533Mhz FSB @ 2.4GHz

By: Cameron Johnson | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: May 5, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Intel

Conclusion

 

At the end of the day, the Intel Pentium 4 with a 533MHz FSB is a full-on jump in the right direction for Intel. This new advancement allows for the current Pentium 4 line to gain extra ground over existing P4's, upcoming P4 Celeron's and the Athlon XP, which is still stuck on a 2.1GB/s bandwidth.

 

The overall increase of the system bandwidth allows for faster memory (especially with DDR-400 and above being released). Intel has moved towards a light they never seem to have seen before. Intel has stated that the i850E is only a temporary solution to the Pentium 4 533FSB CPU. Intel has made its move away from RDRAM and this has proven to be a big seller now, especially in the OEM market. With DDR-SDRAM and i845D going into Compaq, IBM and HP computers, it's good to see this standard take off.

 

On the negative side of things, we only found one flaw; Price. Pentium 4 2.4GHz CPU's are retailing at over $1200 AUD, resulting in a massive cost if you want to put together a high-speed Pentium 4, and driving up the costs if OEM's want to use this same chip.

 

- Pros

 

Ultra Fast

 

Stable

 

Overclockable

 

533FSB

 

Upcoming DDR support

 

- Cons

 

Very expensive for a CPU

 

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

 

 

    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.

    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.
loading