Originally posted by uzi9mm
IMO, the Willamette and Northwood generation of P4's were better than AMD XP's... And the AMD Athlon 64's were better than the willamette, northwood, and prescott generation.
I disagree about the Willamete. it is not a very good chip at all.
AMD's Athlon's kinda gave the Pentium 3 a run for its money, that's why Intel made the Pentium 4. but it wasn't actually better at first.
in fact, the Pentium 3's were beating them at first.
1.2GHZ Pentium 3 > 1.6GHZ Pentium 4 Willamette
so for a while, Intel made sales purely because of advertising. people were just like "ooh, Pentium 4" basically.
when the Northwood's came out, the Pentium 4 then edged out what AMD had, and not by a whole lot. the only thing Intel made which gave them much of an advantage was HyperThreading.