Pentium4 vs Xeon

Josip Loncaric josip at
Tue Oct 14 13:38:35 EDT 2003

José M. Pérez Sánchez wrote:

> [...]  we have been thinking about dual normal Pentium4 [...]

SMP operation and larger caches appear to be threshold features in 
Xeons.  Old Pentium III could be used in duals, but Intel's marketing 
has changed.  Normal Pentium4 is *not* dual processor enabled:

If you really want a fast dual CPU machine from Intel, you'll probably 
have to pay for a Xeon...


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