OK, here is a real, unbiased comparison between the new 'Barton' Athlon XP and the P4 3.06 GHz HT:
Review at AnandTech.com
Hope this clears things up a little.
I have always gone with athlon...
Athlon will 0wn Intel in the near future, Athlon 64 will piss all over P4
Athlons designed so much better and it runs a lot faster that P4
Pentium 4 3.06 is way faster. What are you talking about? Intel will wipe Athlon out of the race.
The clock speed may be faster, but the number of processes a second is faster as Athlon can handle more than a P4...
Also Athlon does not lag when the pc is on for a long time...
If u leave a P4 pc on for quite a long time idling then it lags and goes slow when u go back to use it...
Athlon does not.
Therefore Athlon processors are much better than p4 processors
With that you probably refer to the temperature , and indeed AMD CPU's are more stable at higher temperatures. With good cooling this will be no problem , and I just have to say that if an AMD heatens up over the limit it's dead. An Intel will clock back by itself ( now a lot of MoBo's have this function installed , but still better to have it in the CPU itself ) and will go back to full speed when the temp is OK again. About the speed difference ; It's nothing. The Athlon 64 will be very fast indeed , but I'd rather have a P4 3 Ghz with HT Technology , but they cost a lot and that's for a lot of people a reason to go for AMD.Also Athlon does not lag when the pc is on for a long time...
BTW Note that I don't want to start any flaming to each other over sum' CPU
Did you read the article?!Pentium 4 3.06 is way faster.
umm i still like p4 better
So? I'm not trying to convert people, just to inform them...umm i still like p4 better
If you have money to burn, then by all means go with the superior performance of the top P4.
But if you aren't going for the highest-spec processor about, you're buying a component which is much more expensive to a near-identical part.
AMD's outperform Pentiums by, is it 25% or something like that.
Screw Chipzilla. I despise them! (intel for you non hardware geeks)
*giggles with excitement over athlon 64*
Its going to destroy Intel! So sayeth me!
Well, i can hope, but it sure as hell will outperform them.