One of the few applications where Athlon XP retains the leading position is Unreal Tournament 2003. We would like to point out that all modern games do not support Hyper-Threading that is why the new Pentium 4 processors cannot reveal their potential to the full extent.
And in Serious Sam 2 Athlon XP 3200+ is not longer ahead. When the new Intel CPU came out, the laurels went over to Pentium 4 3.2GHz.
Although the new game called Splinter Cell is based on the same engine as Unreal Tournament 2003, it runs faster on Intel processors.
All in all, we have to admit that the fastest processor for contemporary 3D games today is Pentium 4 3.2GHz, which outpaces Athlon XP 3200+ in most gaming benchmarks. The situation changes very rapidly. Not so long ago, the top Athlon XP models were as fast in games as Intel solutions. Not anymore...