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  Intel's 2.4GHz Pentium 4 and more 
  Apr 02, 2002, 07:30am EST 
By: Sander Sassen

Good morning! I must say we had quite a laugh yesterday with our April 1st joke. In case you missed it we had a press release up on the ATi RADEON MAXX and quite some people bought into it and clicked the link at the bottom of the article which took them to – We even got a phone call from our friends at ATi and they mentioned we helped raise their stock price, but that could have been an April 1st on their part too, we’re still waiting for some further information on that. However they were okay about the fake press release though and didn’t even ask us to take it down or anything and that’s a good thing as I know many other manufacturers would probably be less flexible.

So what do we have in store for today? Naturally we’ll bring you a review of Intel’s 2.4GHz part today. But you’ll have to wait till the NDA ends which is at 12:00am EST, so do check back after 12:00am for an in-depth look at Intel’s latest. This is actually the first 130nm Intel CPU manufactured on 300-mm wafers. A first for Intel and a first in the industry too, and I personally think that that is more impressive than just the extra 200MHz the 2.4GHz part buys you.

Fig 1. Intel 300-mm chip manufacturing footage, this movie requires the Windows Media player to be installed and requires a broadband connection for streaming playback.

We’ve also gotten a lot of feedback about our DDR and RDRAM, an Ongoing Battle and both of the VIA KT400 articles. For all of those that emailed us, we’d really prefer it if you posted your comments in the forums instead. In that way others can follow, and quite possibly participate in, the discussion too and that would make it much more interesting for all of us. As frankly we really welcome other trains of thought or a different perspective and would be more than happy to discuss those. Furthermore this way we can be much more constructive as we don’t have to answer the same questions over and over again through email but can rather build on an already active discussion in the forums.

Sander Sassen.


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