What happened to P5?

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  1. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    What exactly was the reason for dropping pentium series processors and why was P5 not introduced?
     
  2. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    I just Google'd this and here's your answer. Be sure to check out the below link for more information.

    Source: http://www.pcuser.com.au/pcuser/hs2.nsf/lookup+1/FBC59CC61169BB15CA256E8D00017F1F
     
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    As far as i know it was withdrawn after some heating problem was noticed.
     
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    The processor improvements keep rolling out. Intel just decided to abandon the Px designations. P3 and then P4 had a pretty poor performance showing compared to AMD products at the time. When it came time to release the next generation processor Intel went with the new designation "Core 2" to indicate it was a radical departure from the limited P3/P4 architecture. P4's can still be had, but the Core 2, which is effectively the P5, is a much superior design.

    Now the Nehalem (aka I7, aka Intel 7) is taking the next big jump in processor evolution incorporating better memory management capability as well as other features.

    The attempt to push processor speeds to 4 gigahertz hit a brick wall in material physics so multi core architectures have been used to increase performance.
     
  5. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    they couldn't use the name as there was a trademark issue
     
  6. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    this post is really really similar to the ipv5 question :p
     
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  7. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    so are the responses ;)
     
  8. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    exactly, hehe ;]
     
  9. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    I enquired about this matter to some hardware guys and they said the following:

    Intel was constantly increasing the no of transistors in it(Moores law) and the size was reducing.So due to immense heat produced they drop the idea of P5 and the multi core idea was born.

    How far is this true?
     
  10. LordOfLA

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    fairly.
     
  11. RonStarusnak

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    I can't even imagine what a better processor would do, my current one has never had a problem.