Conclusion: If you read our Athlon XP 2600+ review, we know what you're probably thinking right now: why no Editor's Choice Award for the Athlon XP 2400+? Quite simply, it's because of Intel's recent price cuts. At the time the Athlon XP 2600+ review was written, the Athlon XP 2400+ was priced 52% lower than Intel's equivalent Pentium 4 processor, the 2.4GHz part. That's a pretty substantial price savings! Today, pricing on both chips is officially the same.