.....I don't know if the Pentium 4 (423 or 478) can match and/or exceed the AMD Athlon T-Bird IMO. It's really too early to say whether Intel's 2 Gig Pentium will crush the 1.4 Gig Athlon because AMD isn't standing still. An Athlon with a brand-new core architecture (More likely a Palomino, Today's Durons and future Durons are going to be Morgans) starting at 1.5 Gigs should come out sometime in September. Many buyers will really fall onto the "Megahertz Myth", a term in which people believe that Megahertz Equal Performance. I don't think using the highest amount of Megahertz should be a selling point of a processor whatsoever. By using the Megahertz Myth (and it's "Intel Inside" Licensing Program), Intel has IMO stiffled competition to a certain extent by preventing us from buying models with competing processors from companies we trust.
Anyway, it's too early to tell whether Intel will be victorious or not because it's only natural for us to wait until the brand-new 1.5 Gig Athlon comes out sometime in September.
NOTE: Sorry for the Boo-Boo earlier on. I meant 478. _NOT 278_. My apologies if I made a boo-boo here...
[This message has been edited by vesther (edited 08-27-2001).]
I find it kinda sad that intels P4 hasent been able to beat the athlon counter parts up till it started getting a few hundred Mhz higher in clock speeds. I think to that the new athlons will rev up in the Mhz better than the current athlons, we could be seeing 2 Ghz Athlon4 chips some time for all we know.
While reading the review at Anandtech I happened across an article on a cryoed Athlon running at 1.86Ghz. Smoked the doors off an OC'ed 2Ghz P4 (133FSB). With 1.7Ghz as next Athlon target speed can one really justify a $600.00 processor when one half that price can do the same thing!
Just 1 day after the release of the 2GHz P4, a 3.5GHz chip is demonstrated.
Intel are predicting that the P4 will scale to 10GHz.
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