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* INTEL WORKS ON PENTIUM 4 UPDATE, PENTIUM 5
Intel is now working on Pentium 5, its successor to the Pentium 4, using a new chip architecture that will be substantially different from today's designs. Dubbed Nehalem, the new chip will include better power management and a slew of secret features that Intel will reveal at a later date, according to company insiders. Before that chip ships, however, Intel will release new Pentium 4 designs, including 2003's Prescott, which features the Palladium security subsystem, and Tejas, due in 2004. And you thought your wimpy little 2.5GHz Pentium 4 was state of the art.



Question is How many of your clients are still on 486's or Windows 95:no:
 

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None of my users have 486's. But some do have something close to that. PII 266's are still being used at my company. Just enough to run Win2K.:D :D :D

But I also heard that the new P5 is going to include hyper threading. Which allows the CPU to act as two CPUs. Depending if the OS supports dual proccessing. I know WinXp Home Edition dosn't support dual processing.

But I also heard that Intel isn't getting backing from Microsoft. And that Microsoft isn't for or against the P5.

Anyone else hear anything about Intel's new CPU?
 

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Humm believe it or not I have 1 user still running a 486. Right now it's sitting in the floor beside me and I'm trying to explain why he needs to replace it. The motherboard is dead and this fool wants to find a used one for it. Stupid:no: stupid:no: stupid:no: He says he'll just put it back in his office for typing if I can't get a new motherboard. Now how many of you guys have every seen a computer work with a dead motherboard? Makes me wonder how some people get so far in life.
 

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Also heard that the P5 is going to run at a 667mhz front side bus and have 1 mg of cache (awsome!!!!). And that it is based on a 64bit archetiture.
 

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Most of my customers still use 486. (And MS-DOS 6.22 or earlier)

I still sell about 3200pcs of 486 motherboards and/or systems every year.

I have them built for us in Taiwan by an industrial motherboard manufacturer.

I helped to design our 486 motherboard back in 1999; and since then we have sold almost 50K of them mostly for embedded applications (ie. machine controllers, robots, telecom systems, etc.)

Currently I am working on a new 486 motherboard to replace our old board and a semi-custom chassis for it as well.

There are a lot of applications where a 486 works better than anything higher than a classic Pentium 90/100. New CPUs and newer OS's don't work in old capital equipment.
 
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