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Intel Pentium 4 Prescott obtain D-0 revision

Today Intel officially announced the migration of desktop 90nm Intel Pentium 4 processors with 1MB L2 cache (Prescott) from C-0 to D-0 revision.

According to the publication, the first Pentium 4 Prescott D-0 samples should arrive on February 27, while all qualification tests are to end on April 23. The first quantities are expected in retail on May 7, 2004.

The reason of this migration to D-0 revision is the planned energy consumption optimization. Nothing in processors´ appearance will change, but they will also get the new CPUID, 0F34h (instead of 0F33h of C-0)

It´s interesting that this table for some reason doesn´t include 3.4GHz solution. Now we are just to guess when the most powerful in the series gets to retail.

I think these months we´ll witness new reviews of Pentium 4 Prescott D-0 and new conclusions regarding its thermal modes.

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