|He said that Prescott does have high dissipation and that 100 watts was close to that number, while Intel is already working on a new core revision that could cut this dissipation.
We also saw a slide confirmsing 11 new instructions, an 800 MHz FSB mPGA478 package, 1MB of L2 cache, hyper threading enhancements, and that it used Netburst marchitecture. We also saw a picture of what appears to be the Prescott core.
Lets hope that Intel succeeds in making a cooler revision of the Prescott. Or will integrated central heating become a new feature of AMD and Intel CPUs?
They also write that Intel is ready to announce the Prescott CPUs in Q4 of this year, and that revision 1.5 of the Canterwood and Springdale chipset will be ready then. Some bad news now : they also write once again that currently avaible motherboards will not be able to handle the socket 478 Prescotts because of other voltage specifications and requirements.
Anyway I would not care too much about this, if you already have a Springdale or Canterwood now. I know that you might be a little bit disappointed to hear that your new motherboards will not be able to handle the first Prescotts, but together with an 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 they have more than enough power, unless you always want the hottest and fastest stuff avaible ofcourse.
A few months after the launch of the first Prescotts there will be the Socket 775 versions of the Prescott, and I think it is more interesting to upgrade to those, and not to the socket 478 Prescotts. I personally do not think it is very smart to spend money on a new motherboard, knowing that within a few months Intel will release new CPUs that are not compatible with your motherboard.
Source : The Inquirer