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Pentium 4 2.4GHz Review

Posted: April 1st, 2002
Written by: Tuan Huynh

Same Ole Same Ole...

The P4 2.4 GHz is still based on the Northwood core, which uses a micro PGA packaging with a heat spreader. The core still features 512k of full speed L2 cache, which is double that of the cache on the Athlon XP and Athlon processors.

On a side note, I did not take apart a motherboard for the CPU socket, thatís just how Intel ships its processors for review, rather then using the little black case like they used to use.

From the top, you can say the processor reads Intel Confidential 2.4ES, which means youíll most likely never be able to get a hold of it since itís only used in their labs or sent out to motherboard manufacturers and reviewers. Nonetheless, the 2.4ís youíll be able to buy will most likely not have the Intel Confidential and ES letterings since the processor used in this review was sent out in mid-February way before the rumors of the 2.4 GHz were spread around the internet :O).

On the backside of the processor, you can see the same resistors on the bottom like the ones found on the other Northwood processors.

While itís reported that Intel has gone to bundling a new heat sink with their P4 processors, the 2.4 GHz still came with the same heat sink found in retail packaged P4ís rather then their rumored new copper core one.

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