Show me a 3.2C that doesn't have hyperthreading. That's like saying "if the athlon xp didn't use its data prefetch, then the p4 would stomp all over it." Of course it would. Now don't get me wrong...I'm an AMD fan all the way (the last intel cpu I owned was a pentium 166 mmx), but I try to give credit where it's due. Remember that the athlon xp rating system compares the chip to the T-bird core, not to the p4. An Athlon 3200+ performs about the same as a p4 3.0C.
,Dec 30 2003, 09:16 PM] You say that the 3.2c easily beats the 3200+ but in sisoftsandra the 3200+ wins in Drystone and the 3.2c wins in whetstone, so you cant really say that the 3.2c easily beast the 3200+ can you?
but heres the catch when you use hyperthreading its a whole different story, then the 3.2c beats the 3200+ in drystone and thrashes it in whetstone.
And of course the cost, hence why AMD is CURRENTLY the way to go for most people
(imagine AMD where at the same speed in GHz as Intel, intel would go out of business )
However, that war is pretty much dead and gone...next is athlon 64 vs. prescott. I don't see a way for Intel to even stand a chance ( me happy) If intel can't get out a killer product before 64-bit windows arrives, they're pretty much dead in the water, because 64-bit windows will truly unleash the fury of athlon 64. And we thought it was fast under 32-bit windows!