Intel Pentium 4 6XX and Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz CPU Review. Page 12
[02/20/2005 12:05 AM | CPU]
by Ilya Gavrichenkov
Intel Company has just announced new processors based on Prescott 2M core featuring 2M L2 cache memory. Besides that, these Pentium 4 CPUs also support Enhanced Memory 64 Technology and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep. Let’s find out if these architectural innovations will affect the situation in the processor market.
Since the first Athlon 64 CPUs appeared, they have been defeating their competitors from the Pentium 4 family in all gaming applications. The launch of the Pentium 4 6XX CPUs and Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz didn’t change the situation here. Despite the larger L2 cache memory of the newcomers, which resulted into an overall 3-6% performance increase in games, Athlon 64 is still considerably faster than the Intel rivals. Even the new Extreme Edition processor doesn’t save the situation: its performance is slower than that of Athlon 64 3500+ here.
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