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AMD's Athlon 64 Has Arrived: the Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 (and Intel's P4 Extreme)

A New World Order: The Athlon 64 FX And Athlon 64 Vs. The P4 Extreme

Batten down the hatches: AMD's 64 bit desktop processors, the Athlon 64 FX-51 and Athlon 64 3200+, are finally here. We can unequivocally say that this marks the most interesting and exciting comparison of the past two years. Well aware of what is at stake, the THG team allotted four weeks for this test.

In the same breath, there's another premier that was unknown, even to Intel brass, until a few days ago: the Pentium 4 in the Extreme version. If these developments are too much to handle, you can also download our new video.

Intel sent this document to OEMs two days before the launch of the P4 Extreme.