Pentium 4 or Athlon 1.2 DDR?

Y2K's Pepsi challenge. Pentium 4 1.5GHz or Athlon Thunderbird 1.2GHz (DDR)?
Though there has been so much mixed viewpoints and feelings expressed by CPU review reporters and readers on the just released Pentium 4, the rational way that judges a new CPU by yourself remains the same. What is the Sweetspot of Pentium 4 and Athlon respectively? To set up a dreaming PC, is a Pentium 4 or an Athlon your best choice?
tnaw_xtennis breaks it down for you by determining the 'sweetspots' of each system. They include the ongoing FlasK MPEG4 controversy in their evaluation of benchmarks. Santa Claus comes to town in about a month and he's putting together a list...
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