Definitions for "Northwood"
Northwood is a suburb of London in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Keywords:  benfits, pentium, verses, intel, micron
Northwood is just Intel's "code name" for a certain model of Pentium 4 (478-pin) processor. The P4 Northwood differs from previous P4s primarily in its use of .13 verses .18 micron technology. This technology has to do with the size of the chip -- a .13 micron chip is smaller, which results in several benfits such as reduced power consumption and manufacturing costs. The P4 Northwood also implements 512MB L1 cache, whereas P4s prior to the Northwood have only 256MB L2 cache.