Tualatin outperforming P4s?

The Inquirer's network of underground sources has yielded some interesting information on the performance of forthcoming Tualatin processors.
Now, according to the mobo maker, the main reason they are holding back on the launch of desktop Tualatin processors is that a 1.4GHz Pentium III Tualatin will outperform a Pentium 4 Socket 423 processor running at 1.7GHz.

This, of course, would be vastly embarrassing for the chip giant, but does show just how excellent Intel's .13 micron technology is.

I'm still salivating over the idea of dual 512k Tualatins, and having them running at 1.4GHz would be even better. It's a pity that Intel seems more concerned with pride than performance. Tualatin could be a great way to tide us over until the P4 gets its revision, and substantially higher clock speeds.
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