In our March issue (“Why isn’t Prescott Pentium 5”, page 28), we take a deep look at Intel’s brand new CPU and find that, while feature-rich and full of promise for the future, the 3.2 GHz Prescott runs slower than Intel’s 3.4GHz P4 Extreme Edition.
In this exclusive feature for the website, senior editor Gordon Mah Ung explains how he ran his benchmark tests, and why the results didn’t surprise him.
For more info—including all of our findings and comprehensive explanations of Prescott’s new features and what they mean for end users, don’t miss our March issue--on sale now!When Intel first briefed us on the Prescott, it was obvious that this new CPU would not initially be the performance king or Athlon 64 FX killer everyone expected.
In February we asked readers to submit their best WinXP tips, and boy did they! Here are the best tips, in no certain order--one of which is the winner! Find out which tips took the prize in the upcoming April issue of Maximum PC!
After facing some minor 24-bit soundcard competition last summer (which has since all but fizzled out), Creative Labs could’ve easily settled into a simple holding pattern with its Sound Blaster Audigy 2, the company’s top offering.