The New Performance Socket - LGA-775

Our Taiwanese editors were able to get us some quick snapshots of the upcoming LGA775 interface just before CES. After the upcoming round of new product mPGA478 launches, 2004 will focus more the rest of the year on the Socket 775 CPUs and motherboards.

Luckily the LGA-775 roadmap is much simpler than the Socket-478 roadmap:

2004 LGA-775 Pentium 4 Roadmap
CPU
Manufacturing Process
Bus Speed
L2 Cache Size
Release Date
Pentium 4 4.0GHz
90nm
800MHz
1MB
Q4 '04
Pentium 4 3.8GHz
90nm
800MHz
1MB
Q3 '04
Pentium 4 3.6GHz
90nm
800MHz
1MB
Q2 '04
Pentium 4 3.4GHz
90nm
800MHz
1MB
Q2 '04
Pentium 4 3.2GHz
90nm
800MHz
1MB
Q2 '04
Pentium 4 3.0GHz
90nm
800MHz
1MB
Q2 '04
Pentium 4 2.8GHz
90nm
533MHz
1MB
Q2 '04

Intel is telling their partners that they will deliver a 4GHz Pentium 4 by the end of the year, by then the 90nm process should have all of its kinks worked out and yields should be high enough to make it a possibility. Intel will also be releasing a 3.4GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (130nm Northwood core) for the LGA-775 socket in Q2.

If you're going to buy a Pentium 4 soon we would recommend waiting until next quarter, you'll have a new socket and new chipsets to go along with it.

2004 LGA-775 Celeron Roadmap
CPU
Manufacturing Process
Bus Speed
L2 Cache Size
Release Date
Celeron 3.33GHz
90nm
533MHz
256KB
Q4 '04
Celeron 3.2GHz
90nm
533MHz
256KB
Q3 '04
Celeron 3.06GHz
90nm
533MHz
256KB
Q3 '04
Celeron 2.8GHz
90nm
533MHz
256KB
Q3 '04

The Celeron is also moving to LGA-775, but only the highest clocked versions.

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  • Oxonium - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    #9, if you read the article it says that there WILL be a 533 MHz FSB Prescott and several other sites like Xbit have been saying for weeks that there will be a 2.8 GHz Prescott with 533 MHz FSB but with no HT support. In any case, the authors have fixed the table and it now shows a Prescott 2.8 GHz with 533 MHz FSB.

    I'm sitting pretty with my Athlon64 3200+. While there will likely be faster CPUs from both AMD and Intel this year, I don't really see a reason to upgrade from that chip for quite a while.
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  • Icewind - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    To bad i've already decided on getting a Athlon 64 939 pin setup this summer. Sorry Intel, better luck next time.

    #7
    I believe that they were talking in regards to the "C" model of the P4 which use the 800mhz FSB, not 533mhz which the've stop producing last I heard.
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  • barbary - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    Could we have a updated roadmap for Xeons.

    I know were never happy are we.

    :-)
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  • Oxonium - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    Shouldn't one of the Pentium 4 2.8GHz processors in the first table be listed with a 533 MHz FSB? Right now all are listed with an 800 MHz FSB. Reply
  • MAME - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    #5: Yeah, I agree. $200 for a 2.8 says #1. Well $200 will get you an A64 3000+ that you can oc and upgrade (for a little while). Not only that, it totally dominates the p4 in everything except the encoding department, in which case it's pretty much even. Reply
  • Reflex - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    #1: Or, for less money, you can pick up an Athlon64. Once socket 939 comes out, thats the direction that seems most obvious to me. Should have a long upgrade path, and at least its a CPU designed for the future(64bit). Kinda sick of investing in 1985 technology on steroids... Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    NDA? Reply
  • Adul - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    when kris ;) Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    Got an Azalia audio follow up on the way.... Reply
  • TrogdorJW - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - link

    Price/performance of the new Celerons will be interesting to see. I think the 256K of cache is still going to hurt it, but it might actually be able to pass up the Duron chips now. (I doubt it will be able to match the Athlon XP chips, though.) One thing to definitely look forward to is the likely HIGH overclockability of the 90 nm low-end Celerons. I wouldn't be surprised to see people take the 2.53 and 2.8 up to "FSB666" - which would clock them at 3.17 and 3.5 GHz - or maybe even higher. If they only cost around $100, we could be looking at a return to the "glory days" of the Celery! :)

    As for the Socket 478 ending at 3.4 GHz, I'm not too surprised. Or disappointed. Getting a good P4 right now is a viable option - you can pick up the 2.8 for under $200. I doubt that the minor speed increase to 3.4 GHz will be that noticeable for most applications. Graphics cards are much more important for gaining performance in any games at this point, especially at reasonable resolutions. Sure, you can't upgrade the system that much further, but a 2.8 GHz machine should last at least a couple years from now.
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