Think what u want- I am done arguing with an idiot like you. For all I care, go and declare a 1Mhz P4 can beat a 1.7 Ghz t-Bird. I have not seen any benchmarks of finite element analysis, but from what I have seen, it looks like it would be very FPU intensive Also, which software was used, because there is a variety out there. The reason I'd assume a 1.2 Ghz dualie would beat a p3 733 is not only is the Athlon faster clock for clock, but it's also clocked sufficiently higher.
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