Doh! I was a bit off in times for the P4. The 2GHz P4 I've got going now does a frame on the ProtienA series in about 13.5 minutes so that 2.74GHz monster should put away a frame in about the same time as an AthlonXP 1800+
The "forumula" that I have is that a P4 is equal to a 1.1GHz slower athlon in folding. So, that 2GHz monster is equal to a 900MHz Athlon/Duron. Whodathunkit?
My TBird@1GHz will do a ProteinA series protein in 12:12. The Slot A 850 that I have runs a ProteinA in about 14 minutes a frame. So, based on those times, I would venture to say that its true.
In short, Forge, make that 2GHz P4 your gaming/TR-browsing/MP3/whatever box.. since gaming seems to be one of the consistently few things that its good at.
Fortunately, however, they're starting to put out Workunits with a new core attached to them - a core that has SSE and 3DNow! support.