Intel plans to introduce a new Pentium 4 chip running a 1066MHz front side bus (FSB) in the fourth quarter, according to sources at Taiwanese motherboard makers. The new processor will be an upgraded version of Intel's desktop-use LGA775-pin Prescott, which the company is scheduled to launch on June 21. The LGA775 Prescott will initially run an 800MHz FSB. The June 21 launch will also include Intel's 915 chipsets.
The 1066MHz FSB chip, which will be numbered 720, is expected to have performance equal to Intel's P4 Extreme Edition processor, according to the sources. With the 800MHz FSB Prescott consuming over 100 watts of power, local motherboard makers are concerned that the power consumption could be a critical issue for the 720.
News source: DigiTimes