The tests being published earlier this month concerning Intel’s Prescott-based CPU has enlightened numerous flaws in Intel’s new Pentium 4 core. Two especially bothersome details was the core’s heat generation and relatively low overclockingpotential.
One hoped that the passage to the 90nm process had lead to a more positive change in the Pentium 4, especially in the aspect of overclocking.
Heat generation has as of late grown to become a rather large problem, especially as this is bothersome in the enormous OEM-market.
Intel has chosen to verify that it will make further optimizations in the new Prescott core, one of these being changes for the electricity consumption which will amongst other things make higher clockfrequencies possible.
The new core is supposed to be used on the 2.8E, 3.00E, 3.20E and 2.80A modules but it should also be used in the upcoming Prescott processors.
The first processors with the new D-0 stepping (C-0 is the current) will begin shipping the 7th of May.
Hopefully we will se a similar update to the Prescott-core as with AMD’s Thoroughbred core when they released the T-Bred B.
Read more of Intel’s optimized Prescott core here.