Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

OMG confusing!!!

I had a look around at new desktop PCs today, and I hadn't realized how insanely complicated the Intel processor world has become. Here's a quick table showing the differences between all currently shipping "desktop" processors [this doesn't include "mobile" and "workstation" stuff]. Yikes! [Oh, and for good measure, the PowerPC G5 is listed for comparison as well.]

  Bits Dual core Hyperthreading SpeedStep/APM Execute disable bit Cache Front side bus [MHz] Top speed [GHz]
PowerPC G5 64-bit No No No Yes [see sinnabor's comment below for details] 512 KB 1350 2.7
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with HT Technology Extreme Edition  64-bit No Yes No Yes 2 MB 1066 3.73
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 6xx 64-bit No Yes Yes Yes 2 MB 800 3.8
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology [models which have the letter F after the clock frequency] 64-bit No Yes No No 1 MB 800 3.6
Intel® Pentium® D 8xx 64-bit Yes No Yes Yes 1 MB per core 800 3.2
Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition 64-bit Yes Yes Yes Yes 1 MB per core 800 3.2
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 5xxJ 32-bit No Yes No Yes 1 MB 800 3.8
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 5xx 32-bit No Yes No No 1 MB 800 3.8
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology 32-bit No Yes No No ≤ 1 MB 800 3.4
Intel® Celeron® D Processor 3xx 32-bit No No No Yes 256 KB 533 3.06
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 32-bit No No No No ≤ 1 MB 533 2.8
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