Clash Of The OC'd Titans: Athlon XP 2300+ vs. Pentium 4/3000

Speed Euphoria: AMD Vs. Intel - Who's Ahead?

It might sound like a standard topic, but in reality it's quite dramatic: the AMD Athlon XP 2300+ challenges the Intel Pentium 4/3000. We've overclocked these two processors to the extreme, and in the end, they bedazzle with performances that will not be available on the market for another nine months. After all, with their latest offerings, the two manufacturers tout their respective processors as representatives of maximum performance levels. The task of coaxing that maximum performance out of the two competitors presented us with a particular challenge, but it was all done under conditions for absolutely stable operation.

The top products AMD Athlon XP 2000+ and Intel Pentium 4/2200 provide the foundation for extreme overclocking.

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ at the limit: 1912 MHz with the help of watercooling.

Testing station with the Athlon XP, which has attained the level of 2300+.