Pentium 4/2200 vs. Athlon XP 2000+

The Eternal Race: P4 Vs. Athlon XP

It has just turned 2002 and we are already going into the next round of the endless battle between Intel and AMD. Today, Intel finally releases its first Pentium 4 2.2 GHz that is based on the advanced 'Northwood' core, while AMD presents AthlonXP 2000+, clocked at 1.67 GHz.

David and Goliath: the new Intel Pentium 4/2200 on the left and AMD Athlon XP 2000+ on the right.

Socket 462 for AMD Athlon XP (left) und Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 (right). Socket 478 is based on a much smaller structure than Socket 462.