Things are looking pretty grim for AMD at the moment. Its main competitor, Intel, has reported impressive profits and its Pentium 4 is getting even more powerful, thanks to FSB800 and dual channel DDR at unchanged clock rates, which led to downgrades in the ratings of the Athlon XP processors. And Athlon's top model, the 3200+, can only hold a candle to the Pentium 4 with 3.2 GHz in a very few disciplines. The reason for this is the tangible 1-GHz difference in clock. Still, there are nevertheless many arguments that clearly speak in favor of the Athlon XP.
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