Siloh writes "Ace's hardware has posted a Floating-Point Compiler Performance Analysis which, in a nutshell, tests Intel's most important claim about the Pentium 4. "It does not reach its full potential with today's software, but with future software (including SSE-2 optimizations) it will outclass the competition". They test with Floating point benchmarks which have been recompiled on the latest Intel and MS compilers." Basically, another iteration of the question: Can the P4 dethrone the Athlon?
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