Having in mind all the benchmarks available about the performance of 3200+ (2.2GHz), do you think that a 2.3GHz Barton can compete against a P4 3.0c or am I being too optimistic here? Of course I am not talking about SSE2 optimized apps here.
Well I've had my 2500 at 2446mhz on 204mhz fsb. With my 9700pro at stock speeds, it scores a rather healthy 16,730 3dmarks in 2001se. Comparable to a 3ghz P4. No idea how it compares in other apps though. At 2300mhz it scores about 16,400, about the same as a 2.8 P4.
Dont forget that that P4 you are comparing to is on a clean new os install. I doubt that there are many p4s that can still hit those numbers. I also find that futuremark is not very accurate with the newer fsbs.