Upcoming Intel Details Leak

News.com reports on rumors of Intel's upcoming processors, due this year:

    Prescott, which will come out in the fourth quarter, will contain a number of enhancements over the current Pentium 4, including new instructions for multimedia processing and a 1MB cache, a pool of memory on the chip for fast data access. Current Pentium 4s have a 512KB cache.,

Prescott is to start at 3.4GHz and expected to cost $637 in volume quantities. New Celeron and Pentium M (laptop) processors are also expected later this year. The Pentium M will feature a 90-nm manufacturing process.

Comparisons with IBM's G5 (PPC 970) processor will undoubtedly be made.

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