The Processor Pentium 4 was met with mixed reviews when it first came out of the market. There were many developers who disliked Pentium 4 because of a new set of rules to optimizethe entire system.
There were some computer buyers avoided the Pentium 4 because of the price as compared to AMD which has the lowest price if compared with Intel. The Processor Pentium 4 succeeded Pentium 3 and Intel Celeron. It was tagged as Intel’s “next generation” of processor. The day Pentium 4 processor was released was called “the most powerful processor available for your pc”, although back in year 2000 the Pentium 4 failed to outperform Pentium 3 and the lowest price AMD Athlon System.
Processor Pentium 4 were based on NetBurst architecture, where the architecture was entirely different from P6 used in Pentium 2 and 3. One of the features of Processor Pentium 4 isthe Hyper-Pipelined Technology where it has a 20-stage pipeline. A 20-stage pipeline was 2 times longer than other Pentium processors. Longer pipelines are actually less efficient than shorter ones. The main advantage is it allows the CPU to reach higher frequencies, therefore, it increases CPU performance. Aside from that the Processor Pentium 4 has also these other features: Trace Execution Cache, Advanced Transfer Cache, Enhanced Branch prediction, Quad Data Rate bus and Hyper-Threading technology. Latest versions of the Processor Pentium 4 includes the SSE3 instruction set and full set of 64 bit instruction.
The Processor Pentium 4 belongs to the following sub-families: Xeon and Xeon MP, Pentium 4 – desktop CPU, Mobile Pentium 4 and Mobile Pentium 4-M (mobile version of the CPU),Celeron (lowest price version), Mobile Celeron (mobile lowerst price version of the processor Pentium 4).
To date, Intel is still the most formidable resource when it comes to manufacturing resources. Chips with larger cache memory are still going to help the company grow its market withregards to chip sets and motherboards. Intel , although not the lowest price, will still have a wide range of customers with the Processor Pentium 4.
With the Processor Pentium 4 you get advanced performance for digital imaging, music and entertainment applications. It provides the performance, the quality and the reliability that
consumers are looking for today. When everything seems to happen all at once, the processor pentium 4 will be able to deliver it for you as it can open doors to many new experiences
be it for work, play, Internet, music, learning and others.