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    Default Re: P4 confusion

    I have a 2.53ghz Pentium 4 Northwood on a 533mhz FSB, and if you want gaming performance, its what you should get. This processor will destroy Presscotts (at least the slower ones).
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    Default Re: P4 confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by joedemagio
    I have a 2.53ghz Pentium 4 Northwood on a 533mhz FSB, and if you want gaming performance, its what you should get. This processor will destroy Presscotts (at least the slower ones).
    Now that makes me laugh.
    With that CPU you don't get Hyperthreading support for starters and the FSB restricts performance. You'll need a 800MHz FSB Northwood for that statement of your's to be close but it still wouldn't "destroy" a Prescott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayout44
    Now that makes me laugh.
    With that CPU you don't get Hyperthreading support for starters and the FSB restricts performance. You'll need a 800MHz FSB Northwood for that statement of your's to be close but it still wouldn't "destroy" a Prescott.
    I believe he's only got a 533mhz FSb so the Presscott that he could buy would only have a 533mhz FSB also, hyperthreading isn't a huge factor in gaming either, as the AMD processors show. I have seen benchs where Northwoods far surpass similar Presscotts, or even faster Presscotts. I see the Presscott as a step backwards, not forwards. The best Intel processor right now IMHO, is the Pentium M.
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    Default Re: P4 confusion

    No one is disagreeing with you on the Prescotts, except that they aren't quite as bad as you seem to think, but that's irrelevant... There's abosolutely no reason to get a 533MHz FSB CPU when he's going to be getting a Asus P4P800-SE, which supports 800MHz FSB P4s, which are vastly superior to 400/533MHz ones. Hyperthreading is very beneficial, too, just not in almost any games.

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    Well destroy dosen't mean like Intel 486 vs AMD 64 destroy......lol that'd be the funniest comparison ever.
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    Foxconn 865-PE6LS Motherboard
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