The Inquirer writes that Intel has told his customers that in the second quarter of 2004 the 3.80GHz Prescott CPU will be available. Intel has also planned the successor of the Prescott very early ; in Q4 of next year. Problably the Prescott will max out at speeds of 4GHz.
In the first half of next year, Intel will introduce Prescott chips at 3.20GHz, 3.40GHz, and 3.60GHz as well as 3GHz and 2.8GHz. Each of these will have 1MB of level two cache, support hyperthreading, and an 800MHz front side bus. The Celeron versions of Prescott will be introduced at speeds of 2.80GHz and 3.06GHz, using a 533MHz bus and 256K level two cache.
But the first Prescotts, it appears, will not be produced on a 90 nanometer process, although this was always the plan until now. This is something of a puzzle which we hope to explore further.
As we wrote last time we covered Intel's desktop plans, the Prescott will launch at $640. There are price changes to the entire range of Pentium 4 desktop processors slated for the 26th of October.
Strange that the first Prescotts will not be produced on a 90nm process. Seems like Intel has more problems than expected with the 90nm process.