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4.0Ghz P4 now officially cancelled

Discussion in 'Intel' started by Yousuf Khan, Oct 14, 2004.

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    Yousuf Khan, Oct 14, 2004
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    Grumble Guest

    I don't think one is allowed to say "officially" and "the Inquirer"
    in the same sentence.
    Grumble, Oct 14, 2004
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    Yousuf Khan, Oct 14, 2004
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    AJ Guest

    It's sad how corps can get so caught up in their own BS that
    they have no concept of what's important (incapable of any kind
    of out-of-the-box thinking). Hopefully they'll be able to realize
    their mistakes and produce consumer-driven products and maybe
    even anticipate what is wanted before they get so far away from
    the mark in the future.

    Personally, if Northwoods go away and Prescott is the only Intel
    choice, I'm gonna buy AMD. Secondly, if motherboards from Intel
    become >$120, I'll go third party there too. Enough of the gouging
    already. "Innovation" where it is not necessary is not appreciated.

    AJ, Oct 15, 2004
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    Yousuf Khan Guest

    Not even sure why you would need to announce this, AMD and/or third-party
    motherboards should've always been on your radar, even before now.

    Yousuf Khan
    Yousuf Khan, Oct 15, 2004
  6. Either way, Intel's mbrds are not considered that great now - they were
    always a PITA with many models with a castrated BIOS Setup, the
    independents are doing such a great job anyway and Intel branded are often
    sub-contracted out now. Buy what suits your needs in the way of features &
    layout from one of the majors. The days when Taiwan, and even PRC mfr was
    crap are long past.

    Rgds, George Macdonald

    "Just because they're paranoid doesn't mean you're not psychotic" - Who, me??
    George Macdonald, Oct 15, 2004
  7. Can you say: "inventory reduction"?:)

    Rgds, George Macdonald

    "Just because they're paranoid doesn't mean you're not psychotic" - Who, me??
    George Macdonald, Oct 15, 2004
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    Ghostrider Guest

    The consumer market has been slowing down in any event
    and throwing more capital into the Pentium-4 makes little
    or no sense at all. Of course, we all know that Intel has
    its own version of the "skunk works" (or certainly can
    afford to have one) and it would be interesting to see
    what mature product might emerge from Intel's R&D after
    2 or 3 years. With future business prospects being what
    they currently are, the ability to continuously upgrade
    has come to a screeching halt, anyway. "Innovate" may mean
    changing directions or going down a different path.
    Ghostrider, Oct 15, 2004
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    JK Guest

    That may be what Intel is saying, but it is not what AMD is saying.

    Intel needs lower power consuming chips that are 64 bit and have
    integrated memory controllers to become competitive with AMD.

    This article is very interesting.

    CPU sales at AMD are great! They increased 33% from from a
    year ago for the quarter ending in September, and increased
    21% from the June quarter. The industry is still growing, however
    AMD is gaining market market share. Intel's cpu sales grew only
    around 3-4% yoy and from last quarter.
    The move to 64 bits and memory controllers integrated into the
    cpu for much greater performance are important reasons to
    upgrade. Of course those chips with integrated memory
    controllers are made by AMD though.
    JK, Oct 15, 2004
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    JK Guest

    JK, Oct 15, 2004
  11. How do you conclude that integrated memory controllers results in
    much greater performance???????? And why is it important to upgrade
    when my Dual Channel Hyper Threading Northwood 2.8/800 has performed
    fast flawlessly since I build it in July?????? Idle Temp 36 Deg.
    Max temp with 100% flat out numerical analysis = 56 Deg ????????
    Johannes H Andersen, Oct 15, 2004
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    JK Guest

    When the controller is on the cpu, it runs at the full speed of the cpu.
    There isn't a much slower off chip front side bus to be a bottleneck.
    There are those with 16 bit processors that still perform flawlessly,
    although some people want to run the latest and highest performing
    software, which in less than a year will probably be 64 bit software for
    most applications.
    JK, Oct 15, 2004
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    gaffo Guest

    JK wrote:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Talk about Beachfront property!

    How long did it take 16-bit to yield to 32-bit?....................

    no, don't bother, I'll tell you, effectively TEN YEARS!!!!!!!

    386-1986............................32 bit software showed up in 1996.

    64-bitness will remain irrelivant WRT to the home user for another 8 yrs
    or so. (using the Opteron initial release time).

    and yes - I beleive this is a realistic timeframe for "Joe Ave" (i.e.
    the mainstream).

    Just as in the late 80's and early 90's (i.e. 16bit on a 32bit)
    million of us will be using a 64-bit chip to run 32 bit software.

    Now a 64-bit chip means nothing to me, and on board memory controller
    which will let me run 32-bit/16-bit faster DOES MEAN SOMETHING.......in
    the "here and now".

    I'll buy for 64-bitness in the next decade - thanks.



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    gaffo, Oct 16, 2004
  14. As much as I don't like JK he does make a good point about integrated memory
    controllers being a help (though not nessesarly that Intel *NEEDS* one to be
    compitive). AMD's integrated memory controller has really done more to help
    out the A64 than any other feature of the chip. There are many applications
    in the world where the lower latency memory controller is a huge advantage,
    and probably none where it is a diss-advantage.

    Carlo Razzeto, Oct 16, 2004
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    keith Guest

    Think latency. An integrated memory controller has two less I/O
    crossings, *EACH WAY*. Clocks is clocks.
    Is that a serious question? I'm not sure what this has to do with th
    eprice of oats in China, but just to assue you that the world won't end
    without your grace, my Opteron has been performing flawlessly since June.
    ....and this has somehow *something* to do with performance? Wow, what
    some people will do to convince themselves that they made the right
    purchase. Good grief, don't apologize!
    keith, Oct 16, 2004
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    keith Guest

    64bit applications are *here*. Pretty much everything I run here is 64bit.
    Oh, you're talking about WinBlows! Oh, you'll be waiting another decade
    for a usable OS. ;-)
    FOr WinBlows, perhaps. The rest of the world is moving.
    You're on drugs. OS/2 was 32 bit *long* before '96 and Linux is 64bit
    What *are* you smoking? *another* 8 years? It'll be relevant in less
    than two. ...not to mention that AMD64 does a rather nice 32bit, at a
    small cost.
    Ok, Joe Average will be happy with a P5 to download his spam. So? That's
    not the mainstream either. Withing two years, I think gamers are going to
    be 64b and mainstream (as in new) systems will be over 1GB (where 64bit
    processors are really needed - assuming you believe in virtual memory)
    Some are running 64bit software now. Get with it man! ;-)
    If you are a serious user (note that I didn't see any reason to upgrade a
    K6-III *until* AMD64 was reasonable), you'll be buying sooner than
    that, IMO. The memory barrier is a serious one and the cost[*] of 64bit
    is trivial.

    [*] even if the price is a tad high right now.
    keith, Oct 16, 2004
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    AJ Guest

    Historically, good integrated motherboards for AMD haven't been there.

    AJ, Oct 16, 2004
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    AJ Guest

    On these cool fall days, (though I have the heat on in my home), my 2.4
    Northwood idles at under 30 C. As I type this, it's at 28. I have a Zalman
    7000 AlCu instead of the stock HSF though. Your 36 C idle temp sounds
    high to me, but maybe your ambient is higher too.

    AJ, Oct 16, 2004
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    AJ Guest

    I'm all set for the next few years with my Intel 865 MB and Northwood
    combo. :) I like it. By the time I'm ready again for a new machine,
    maybe they will have gone through all the interim models of boards
    and processors and have something I'll want again.

    AJ, Oct 16, 2004
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    Tony Hill Guest

    The integrated memory controller reduces memory latency by roughly
    20-30%. This is HUGE. Consider that processor speeds have increased
    by two orders of magnitude since the 386 days, while memory bandwidth
    has increased by well over one order of magnitude, but memory latency
    has only dropped by about 50%. Even with the VERY large caches that
    are becoming common on today's chips, memory latency is still a rather
    important part of the equation.

    This alone probably results in about a 10-15% improvement in system
    performance over a (theoretical) otherwise identical processor with an
    off-chip memory controller. I'm really not sure how much longer Intel
    can go with an off-chip memory controller, they are pretty much the
    ONLY company left that hasn't moved this on-chip (not counting the
    grandfathered designs like SGI MIPS chips and HP PA-RISC).
    Obviously there's absolutely no reason at all for you to upgrade a
    system that you built 4 months ago. However, for someone like me who
    built most of their system in early 2002, it's starting to get a bit
    long in the tooth (woohoo for me though, I just ordered a newer
    processor today!). Many others are running systems that are even
    older and may be looking into upgrading. Despite popular belief, a
    1.0GHz PIII does tend to feel a little bit sluggish these days once
    you're used to much faster processors.
    Tony Hill, Oct 16, 2004
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