Yeah, not sure what they were smoking when that was written. Must have been the leftover eggnog.Is this a joke?: "The culmination of all these efforts resulted in what is regarded as one of the best single-core desktop CPUs of all time, the Intel Pentium IV processor with a clock frequency of up to 3.8GHz supporting 2 threads.“
Pentium 4 was smashed by Athlon if my memory serves me well. But I remember very well the bad comments about Pentium 4 at that time.
Then pentium IVs got their arses collectively kicked. The athlon XPs were competitive with pentium IVs clocked half a ghz higher, and the athlon 64s obliterated them. The 3.8 GHz pentium IV was consistently about as fast as a athlon 64 3000+ (1.8 GHz) to 3200+(2.0 GHz).
Beating the athlon 64 3400+/4000+ would take intel nearly three years until conroe launched.
Disapointed that the multi core section didnt mentiont he utter disaster that was the pentium D, and it's bus thrashing issues that lead to its 140 watt parts getting stomped by AMD's 65 watt options.