Intel Launches 3.46 GHz P4 EE

Today Intel released a 3.46 GHz version of the gamer-tageted Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. Here’s a quote from C|Net:

“One snag, however, has already arisen for the new Extreme Edition Pentium 4. Reviews of the chip–an important consideration for would-be buyers–are fairly scathing. Many conclude that the new chip brings little in the way of extra performance.”

The performance gain is insignificant, which comes as no surprise. At 3+ GHz, the processor isn’t the bottleneck. It’s probably the hard drive, lack of RAM, or video card (if you’re working with graphics). And if it is, there’s little more that can be done with 32-bits. The AMD 64 is the next upgrade.

One Response to “Intel Launches 3.46 GHz P4 EE”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.

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