I used to be an avid AMD supporter. But you have to admit that the Northwood P4's with 533FSB and 1066 RDRAM blow away anything that you can get out of an athlon.
But I have to admit that a comparable Athlon system would probably be better for games in that it consistantly gets better 3d Vector calculation scores than my P4.
But my memory scores generally double even the best that a top of the line athlon gets. Can anyone say tradeoff.
My system is
P4 2.53 Ghz Northwood 512L2 Cache
Asus P4T533-C MB (Intel 850E chipset)
512 MB 1066 RAMBUS RDRAM
Verto GeForce 4 Ti 4600
2x 80Gig WD HD's /w 8Meg Cache each
6-channel audio support is on the MB
My madonion compares are