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bk T
26-08-2004, 12:07 PM
I'm looking at 3.0 GHz CPU. Should I choose Northwood or Prescott? They are about the same price. Comments, please.

Cheers

metla
26-08-2004, 12:19 PM
Pete wrote up a huge post on the subject,do a search for it.

Murray P
26-08-2004, 12:39 PM
Is this for a new machine?

This article sheds some light on the Prescott (http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/0,39023100,39164010,00.htm), you can ignore the AMD bit if you wish but if your looking for a chip around the 3.0GHz mark and you are not constrained by existing hardware then the AMD at 2.2 actual GHz may hit the mark depending on your usage. Mty main point is the wattage used and heat output of the Prescott vs anything else.

Cheers Murray P

Pete O\'Neil
26-08-2004, 12:43 PM
> I'm looking at 3.0 GHz CPU. Should I choose
> Northwood or Prescott? They are about the same
> price. Comments, please.
>
> Cheers

Have a read of this (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=49590&message=294308&q=prescott#294308) thread it pretty much sums it all up