It Sounds Like a Pentium 5

Intel released the next version of the Pentium 4 just a couple of days ago - Monday to be exact. And though I don’t feel like its the best product in history, I also don’t feel that it’s also the worst. I’m just confused. Thought the chip has gone some heavy revisions, it’s still the same architecture? You can’t tell me that because there’s a bigger difference between pentium 1 to pentium 2 then the previous versions of pentium 4 and the current one. Weird. The mean reason the architecture was redisigned was to make the pentium 4 capable of going at increadibly fast speeds. Which leaves the new P4’s slower then the current ones at the same clock speed. It just doesn’t seem right. What is Intel’s facination with clock speed that they HAVE to make it to 10ghz by the end of the decade? I appreciate the work they are doing and research that goes into finding what makes this possible, but what about trying to make chips more powerful in another way, like the Pentium M? This diblert comic stays it all though.

February 4, 2004 07:54 AM Programming


Comments left behind by readers like you

At this point, it's probably all marketing. "1 Instruction Per Cycle" just doesn't have the same ad appeal as "10 MHz". Neither does "xx nanometer design" or whatever (I'm not a big CPU guy). But yeah...when marketing rules the world, we all suffer.

Posted by: Eddie Williams | February 4, 2004 12:00 PM

My comment above is hardly insightful or interesting: I just hate marketing and had to share. I shouldn't have, though. Sorry for wasting your bandwidth/diskspace.

/Needs to think before he posts in other people's blogs

Posted by: Eddie Williams | February 4, 2004 12:07 PM

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