Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Have you read the news on it? The original design was pretty nice and then they started to yank stuff to get it out the door to compete with the Athlon. I would consider purchasing a P4 if I was in the market for an x86 machine.
where have you been the last year? the Northwood core replaced all the design elements that were reduced for the original Willamette cored pentium IV. the 3.06 ghz northwood with HyperThreading is about the most advanced, well designed processor you can buy. you really need to read up about the design history of the Pentium IV.