After a bit of a slow-down, that is, no new releases of new speed grades in over 7 months, Intel finally catches up again with lost terrain towards abiding by Moore's law. The latest speed grade is 3.2 GHz, running at a 16 x clock multiplier and 800 MHz PSB data rate. Geared towards the Canterwood chipset, and performance acceleration technology, the 3.2 GHz CPU takes full advantage of the extra cycles to unleash brute force to the desktop.
Is this the final version of the P4 as we know it? Is there still a chance to push the system performance a few notches higher using the existing infrastructure or will any future speed grade only provide "empty magnification"? Along the same lines, what will be the most likely next steps in the Intel camp? We have some ideas about that, too.