Just when you thought AMD is getting ahead, all of a sudden wham! P4! 1.4gig-1.5gig I remember back in the old day of the Pent ERA when they introduced Pentium, AMD was still making 486DX4 120mhz and 5x86 133mhz which was only 50 percent as fast! Intel not only make cpu, they also make motherboard and chipset so you tell me who is making a alot more money. Intel chipset that are just superior in performance unlike VIA that are just turtle in comparison. Motherboard that I bought having Intel chipset actually perform very well regardless of the brandname.
The P-IV will be faster in terms of sheer Mhz rating than the AMD Thunderbird--that's very true.
However, due to a very long 20-stage pipeline, the P-IV is not expected to be any faster than the 1 gigahertz Pentium III when it comes to gaming. The preliminary benchmarks, in fact, show the Thunderbird beating the Pentium IV at a number of applications.
In addition, the Pentium IV will be a very expensive machine. What it does have, however, is memory bandwidth. Right now the combination of its 400 Mhz FSB with dual-channel Rambus RIMMS gives it 4 times the memory bandwidth of a Thunderbird.
It's high cost, slower performance, and incredible power and heat requirements will likely hurt its performance in the high end desktop and low-end server/workstation markets.
"Intel chipset that are just superior in performance unlike VIA that are just turtle in comparison."
How do you explain why I got a higher memory score on a Soyo 6VCA than a Asus P3B-F? Memory set at 100MHz on both boards. I also get a higher video speed score with the 6VCA than the P3B-F. 3Dmark 2K is only 1-2% slower on the 6VCA than the P3B-F if the memory is set at 100 on the 6VCA. The 6VCA is based on the Apollo 133A chipset, not the slower Apollo 133. Only problem I had with the 6VCA is that my CDRW acts strange on it but maybe it's because of the drivers.
I forgot to mention than the video speed and memory scores were from Wintune 1.0.42.
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