It has just turned 2002 and we are already going into the next round of the endless battle between Intel and AMD. Today, Intel finally releases its first Pentium 4 2.2 GHz that is based on the advanced 'Northwood' core, while AMD presents AthlonXP 2000+, clocked at 1.67 GHz.
David and Goliath: the new Intel Pentium 4/2200 on the left and AMD Athlon XP 2000+ on the right.
Socket 462 for AMD Athlon XP (left) und Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 (right). Socket 478 is based on a much smaller structure than Socket 462.
- The Eternal Race: P4 Vs. Athlon XP
- The Eternal Race: P4 Vs. Athlon XP, Continued
- Athlon XP - The Model Numbers Are A Success!
- A Detailed Comparison: Pentium 4/2200 Vs. Athlon XP 2000+
- Pentium 4/2200: Intel's Technological Lead
- Chipsets/Boards For Pentium 4 And Athlon XP
- Overclocking: AMD Athlon With 1850 MHz
- Average Sales Price: High Prices, Also At AMD
- Test Setup
- Benchmarks Under Windows XP: Pentium 4 Vs. Athlon XP
- OpenGL Performance: Quake 3 Arena
- Direct3D Performance - DirectX 7: 3D Mark 2000
- MP3 Audio-Encoding: Lame MP3
- SiSoft Sandra Benchmarks: CPU And Multimedia
- 3D Rendering: Newtek Lightwave 7b
- Compiling Linux: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13
- 3D Rendering Performance: SPECviewperf "Lightscape"
- 3D-Rendering Performance: Cinema 4D XL R6
- Conclusion: The New Pentium 4 Has A Slight Lead Over Athlon XP