Source: The Register
Whether Intel's new 0.13-micron Northwood P4 is a good buy for Linux or Windows users I won't be able to say until I compare it to a similar high-end system by AMD later this week; but for now I can definitely say that, paired with the 850 mobo and 512M RDRAM, it's fast on both operating systems, if not spectacularly reliable.
L33tdawg: Frankly I don't really see the need for 2.2GHz worth of computing power -- especially where home and business users are concerned. I have been using a Pentium III 700E with 384MB for about a year and a half and it's suited me just fine... Then again, I don't play many games, so perhaps that might explain why I don't see the point in forking out the cash for the upgrade.
Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices, fierce rivals in the market for microprocessors, are expected on Monday to announce their fastest-ever chips, analysts said, continuing the pair's long rivalry. We are talking about Athlon XP at 1.67 gigaherz, and Pentium 4 running at 2 gigahertz.