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Prescott And Northwood?

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Question:OK there's 2 cores for P4's and celeron
's

Im getting a new CPU for CHRISTMAS

p4 HT def

actually 2 questions

Is Hyperthreading actually any good, or worth it? whats it do? and is intel going to continue to keep making HT processorts or do they suck and are on their way out

and prescotts are the new core for P4's, SO does that means northwoods are on their way out and prescotts are taking over, or is it just kinda going to be a thing where intel just continues to make both?

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Prescots just have a bunch more transistors.. thoguh thier actually not very efficeint they do achieve higher clock rates\



and ht, [url="http://www.overclockersclub.com/link/?http://www.intel.com/technology/hyperthread/"]http://www.intel.com/technology/hyperthread/[/url]

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so are they going to keep making northwoods then or what?
or are northwoods out and what about hyperthreading do you know if they will continue to put those on their processors?

EDIT:
someone said northwoods are becoming hard to find, why is this? Edited by CoolMaster

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I think they've already stopped making Northwood. If they haven't yet, they will soon. The Prescotts don't bench as well as the Northwoods, but people who actually own both say the difference in performance is insignificant.

Prescotts are known to OC well, but heat can quickly become an issue if not controlled with a decent aftermarket cooling solution.

Hyperthreading is nothing to get too excited about. It seems to help multi-tasking, but it has no impact on 3D performance.

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no..... the northwood was an old core. they couldn't effectively get it to stock above 3.4ghz. that is why they stopped producing them after the prescotts can go above 3.8ghz stocked. prescotts have gotten a lot better and you don't make money by keeping with older things. prescotts start to pull away from the northwoods after 3.6ghz. intel has other cores like galattin, (prescott based core for EEs) and the other Xeon and Ititanium ones.

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because people still want them. the northwoods perform better clock for clock but prescotts have a higher potential clock speed. northwood cap seems to be around 4ghz while prescott cap is higher.

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ok heres a dumb question is it possible to run a northwood processor in a prescott board ? I currently have a 3.0 ghz northwood and I have found a board that runs pci express with a 478 socket but it is only for prescotts just wondering if it would work ? [url="http://www.overclockersclub.com/link/?http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?DEPA=0&description=13-170-125&ATT=Motherboards+Intel&CMP=OTC-d3alt1me"]http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc....MP=OTC-d3alt1me[/url] sorry didnt even think about puting the link in my post. Edited by numbnuts

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