Ok I just heard that the P4 3.06Ghz with HT and 800mhz FBS will be coming out on 2nd quarter of April. Then the 2.4Ghz, 2.6Ghz, 2.8Ghz with HT and 800mhz FBS will come out like around a month later. I'll be getting my new computer at June, which should I shoot for? I used to be drooling over the 3.06Ghz because it's the only one that have HT and 800mhz FSB, now I'm not sure which CPU I should go for. Can anyone give me any advice?
Unless you have money that you would like to throw away or absolutely need the top of the line, don't buy the fastest one. If you upgrade regularly, work out the best price performance ratio (also consider whether you will overclock, which will change the ratio) and buy that processor.
I think it was Tomshardware that showed an overclock to 800 MHz. With that FSB, the overclocked 2.26 GHz P4 outperformed the 3.06 MHz P4 with 533 mhz FSB. So it looks like Canterwood with a 800 MHz FSB P4 would be extremely fast.