zottl writes: "German tech site computerchannel.de has an article about various problems concerning Intel's Pentium IV. It says that the new processors will draw lots of power (66 watts for the 1,4 GHz version), need special copper-core coolers, might need radiation shields for the socket pins for ECC compliance and will remain expensive for quite some time. It also says that the P4 will only get mass-market appeal with the introduction of the slimmed-down 0.13 micron version. Oh, and best of all, it seems to be slower for certain apps than a P3 of the Mhz. Seems like a repetition of the problems the P6 architecture had when the Pentium Pro was first introduced" Isn't this pretty much what they say about every generation of Intel chips when first released? Anyway, the article is in German, so you'll need to feed it to the fishy until translations crop up.
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