Re: I got a free computer...
Hey, in their day the Pentium 4s were the best processors around.
Originally Posted by markp1989
The computer I'm on right now was top of the line when it was made in 2001. It came with the brand-new Pentium 4 1.7 GHz processor! Here's a review of the P4 1.7GHz from back in 2001:
It bounced between 2nd and 3rd best in their benchmarks (behind the OC'd Pentium 4 and sometimes the AMD Athlon 1.33 GHz).
Today's 1.7GHz Pentium 4 however comes in at a shockingly low price of just $352 in bulk quantities!
400MHz system bus:
The Pentium 4 has a 100MHz bus that is quad-pumped, offering equivalent performance of a true 400MHz bus. As a result, the Pentium 4's bus is capable of offering up to 3.2GB/sec of peak bandwidth.
See. The Pentium 4 was a great processor line. I have 3 desktops in my house running Pentium 4s right now. It ain't dead yet!
Quake 3 may be dying, but for those of you still playing it, the 1.7GHz Pentium 4 is the best solution on the market. Aspiring truck racers should also hop on the Pentium 4 bandwagon, although Serious Sam and MDK2 players should go with AMD's Athlon.
My Laptop: Gateway T-6330u, 2.0 GHz Pentium Dual-Core, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD - Ubuntu 14.04
My Desktop: Lenovo IdeaCentre K450, 3.2 GHz Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 2.5 TB HDD - Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 in VM