Intel Pentium 4 Processor HT 631 (Cedar Mill) 3.0GHZ Review

 Intel Pentium 4 Processor HT 631 (Cedar Mill) 3.0GHZ Review

Intel…Gack… sorry, but I’ll admit it, I am an AMD fanboy, always have been and always will be… Anyway, today for review I have the new 65nm Cedar Mill CPU from Intel, it is actually the Intel Pentium 4 processor 631. I now a few people that have Intel CPU’s and they love them, and honestly I was curious about the ‘Hyper-Threading’ technology that supposedly makes one core work as two for better performance and processing power. The 65nm processors supposedly have advantages over the older 90nm fabrications, with less heat and less power consumption being at the top of the advantage list. Personally having an AMD dual core setup, I was very curious to see how a CPU that runs at 3.0Ghz and has a virtual second core would stack up against my AMD Athlon X2 4200+ that runs at a measly 2.2Ghz, and my X2 system is a year old, how does it stack up against equipment that is only a month or two old? Let’s find out…..

Intel Pentium 4 Processor HT 631 (Cedar Mill) 3.0GHZ

Review by: Kristofer Brozio

Sponsor: DragonSteelMods

Tech Specs, Features or the Basic Info:

Intel Pentium 4

Model: BX80552631

CPU Socket Type: LGA 775

Tech Spec:

  • Core: Cedar Mill
  • Multi-Core Single-Core
  • Name: Pentium 4 631
  • Operating Frequency: 3.0GHz
  • FSB: 800MHz
  • L1 Cache: 12KB+16KB
  • L2 Cache: 2MB
  • Process Type: 65 nm
  • Hyper-Threading Support: Yes
  • 64 bit Support: Yes
  • Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
  • Voltage: 1.2-1.4V
  • Cooling Device: Heatsink and Fan
  • Manufacturer Warranty 3-Year

Just a side note: The motherboard I am using is the new Asus P5WD2-E Premium running the Intel 975X chipset. The video card is a PowerColor ATI Radeon X1300, with 1 gig of Super Talent 1066 MHz DDR2 OC ram.