How much headroom? Our friends at TechReport got an extra 770MHz out of a Pentium 4 520 2.8GHz, which is quite comfortable running at 3.57GHz with stock air cooling-not bad for a chip that costs less than $160. Could a little help from the overclocking fairy make the Pentium 4 520 2.8GHz a formidable contender against the Athlon 64?
As a side note, after going through the article, notice that low resolutions were used to test gaming performance which emphasize CPU/Memory subsystem performance but do not give a realistic picture of performance improvement under normal gameplay conditions.
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