The Microprocessor Report’s coveted Best PC Processor prize has gone, for the second year in a row, to Advanced Micro Devices’ Athlon processor. The analysts who work for the expensive, industry publication surprised many who thought that Intel Corp.’s Pentium 4 chip would dethrone the less expensive Athlon. Kevin Krewell, Microprocessor Report senior editor, called the P4 “unbalanced” and said that it did not outperform the 1 GHz PIII in office applications.
Intel did, however, garner a win in the best mobile category where analysts chose the Mobile PIII with SpeedStep over Transmeta’s Crusoe.
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