Intel Developer Forum Fall 2003 - Day 1: Gearing up for Prescottby Anand Lal Shimpi on September 16, 2003 4:55 PM EST
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Intel just finished updating us on their 90nm process, which will be used in the production of the first Prescott cores at the end of this year. We've mentioned Prescott quite a bit in the past, so be sure to read our previous IDF coverage on the CPU to get an idea of what it brings to the table.
Being Intel's first 90nm CPU as well as using Intel's new ultra-small SRAM cells, allows Prescott to come fully equipped with a 1MB on-die L2 cache. Having such a large cache will be necessary in order to compete with the Athlon 64's on-die memory controller.