Date: March 23rd, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Intel
As with any current flagship product from any company,
pricing is going to be steep and at a definite premium. Although pricing
is currently not available, I would be keeping at least US$750-$1200
handy if you are willing to grab a new 3.4Ghz Prescott as soon as it
is released into the regular retail channels.
As you can see, the Prescott built and looks exactly like
its Northwood predecessor.
And for an additional comparison, I compared the 3.4E
to the Gallatin based 3.2Ghz Extreme Edition processor with 2MB of on-die
L3 cache. (3.2Ghz Extreme Edition Review is HERE)
Only when you take a glance at the bottom portion of the
processor will you be able to identify the Prescott.