Time to attempt to evoke nostalgia in everyone who is old enough to remember! I'm building another retro gaming PC. What was originally going to be a simple refresh of one of my old P4 machines has turned into a complete rebuild. Anyway, I've got most of the components now but I'm stuck on the CPU. It was always my belief that clock for clock, the Northwood was a tiny bit faster than Prescott in gaming. If you look and contemporary reviews like these: https://www.anandtech.com/show/1230/18 http://techreport.com/review/6213/intel-pentium-4-prescott-processor/6 They show the Prescott slightly behind the Northwood at the same clock speeds. However after reading more recent forums and watching some videos like this one from PhilsCompuerLab: It seems like the Prescott now outperforms Northwood in gaming. Is this right? I know the difference is only marginal regardless, especially as I'm only going to be running it with a GeForce 6600GT but I'm still interested.