Pentium 4/2200 vs. Athlon XP 2000+

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.
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