In just a few days Prescott will be launched. Some time ago Intel told us they were going to use a longer pipeline then earlier mentioned. A longer pipeline with the same frequency lowers performance, but makes it possible to reach higher frequencies, so it’s all about finding a balance.
Ed Stroligo has written an article called ”Piplines and Prescotts”, which can be found at overclockers.com. Here he dicusses why Intel has made this choice, is it to make it run faster or that it simply couldn’t handle the specifide speed with the original pipline-length? What will it mean in pure performance? And what does AMD think about it?
Read the entire article here