Prescott Arrives

Prescott Arrives

Introduction: Just hours before the kick off of Super Bowl XXXVIII in Texas we have Intel kicking off the new Pentium 4 Prescott processors and the latest Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processor clocked at 3.4GHz. The long awaited Prescott comes with some major core changes: 1 MB L2 cache, 16 KB L1 data cache, SSE3, …more

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-51

AMD Athlon 64 FX-51

Introduction Today is one of the biggest day’s in AMD’s corporate history as they are launching one of the most expensive processors they have ever designed. AMD will have retail processors available and expects system builders to be taking orders on systems today, September 23, 2003. Therefore the Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 FX should …more

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Core Temperatures Examined

Core Temperatures Examined

Introduction: After posting our recent Prescott Overclocking article the sharp eyes of many review sites, online retailers, and enthusiasts noted some large temperature differences between our articles. If you have not been following our Prescott coverage let me give you a quick run down. The initial Prescott review was written by me (Nathan Kirsch) using …more

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Prescott Temperatures Examined

Prescott Temperatures Examined

Introduction: We didn’t mention specifics about temperatures in our original Prescott review since we wanted to test a number of cooling solutions. We thought you’d like to see a number of cooling solutions rather than just the one we used on our test system! We first noted an issue with heat when running the 3.2GHz …more

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