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Old 06-17-2004, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which is better for gaming, The pentium 4 on .13 micron technology or the pentium 4 on .09 micron technology? I dont want to hear about AMDs in this post, just about my question?

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The .09 micron P4 run a lot hotter and I know they are better at video editing, but when it comes to games they're pretty much even. I would choose the Northwood because of its lower power consumption alone.
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Old 06-17-2004, 01:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This may be a dumb question, but which is the Northwood? Is it .13 or .09 ?
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northwood is .13, prescott is .09.
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prescott is horrible.
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Until they stop the prescott from heating up crazy, northwood is the way to go.
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aside from the heat thing, is it better or not?
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From what I've been hearing around these forums and from others is that the Northwood (.13 micron) have been out performing the prescotts (.09 micron) at lower speeds, about 2.0-2.8 but as you're reaching higher speeds the prescotts overtake the northwood and out perform them from 3.0 and up.
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ok. thanks alot all of you.
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I have both a 2.6 northwoods and a 2.8 prescott both w/ HT. I can't really tell a difference between the two, when it comes to gaming. The 2.6 is a really stable, rock solid chip and if you pair it with a good intel board such the d875pbz you can't go wrong. save a little money and go for the northwoods.
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