Originally posted by Jesmol
I saw a very intersting article on tomshardware.com about the relative merits of AMD and Intel, and there wasn't a lot between them except for their inbuild thermal protection, basically with the new AMD processors, if you heat sink falls off or similar say good bye to your processor, in about 1~2 seconds smoke starts coming off and the processor dies. With the Intel processors they have inbuilt thermal protection and cut processing speed if the heat sink fails
Well the new XP range has either Thermal shutdown or throttle as well, is faster at the equivalent speed, is about 1/2-1/3 the price and has better motherboards that aren't dependant on rdram for good performance.
The only time I would bu a p4 was if it came with a new system and I got a good deal on it whihc is possible sometimes.
I have nevber come across ANY software that didn't work as well on either PII/4 and Athlon/XP that old arguement from the days of the K6 doesn't hold any water.