OK slow down a little
You're mixing some things up there.
There's no doubt that Thunderbird and of course Palomino und T-Bred had a much better IPC than all of the P4 Cores.
And it is in deed true that the first P4 chips were totally crushed by the Thunderbirds of the same area although they ran several hundred megahertz slower.
But - it is defenitely wrong, that AMD had the 3200+ out, when Intel launched the 3,06 HT. If I remember correctly AMD had still only T-Bred B on the market (with the 2700+ the fastest available and the 2800+ as paperlaunch CPU); the Top Dog 3200+ Barton launched about half a year or so later; the Athlon 64 launched about a whole year later than the Northwood 3,06 (I don't want to argue about 1 or 2 months or so..).
So - the 3,06 was clearly the fastest CPU on the market for several months.
And still - a 1,67GHz Thunderbird definitely doesn't stand a chance against the 3,06 Northwood. I think 400 - 500 MHz more and then you'll be at the level
No question AMD was better value, no question the P4 was crap overall but we gotta keep the facts right.