The prescott does run hotter...Originally posted by KingoftheBritons
At equal clock speeds, the Prescott actually loses to the P4C. And it loses HUGE. The Prescott's 31-stage pipeline is even longer than the P4C's 20-stage "hyperpipeline," and branch mispredictions cause the pipeline to hamper performance. Why do you think the 2.2GHz AMD FX-51 has about the same performance as a 3.4GHz P4EE?
Not only that, but the Prescott runs hotter than a 350 V8, and for less performance, I wouldn't touch it with a...well...I wouldn't touch it at all.