Originally posted by Tyler1989
I recall reading a sticky thread in the OC section saying Pentiums OC better I'll re read it and post a link and yes the new Processors are supposed to be able to do more per pulse than AMD by how much I can't say.
Pentium 4s DO overclock better than Athlon 64s, but only under extreme cooling. The architecture allows for 100% overclocking, but under normal cooling conditions, a Prescott gets so hot that it can barely make it past 4GHz, and thats if its lucky.
As for the clockspeeds, a 1.8GHz Conroe = 1.9GHz Athlon 64. Not too much difference there, but a 2.4GHz Conroe ($315) WILL beat a 2.4Ghz Athlon 64 X2 4800+ ($670).