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Thread: Athlon 1.4Ghz Vs Athlon XP 2000+




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    Yet another question,

    What's the real performance difference between the 1.4Ghz Athlon and the Athlon XP 2000+? I'm not sure which way to go, I'd like to go the way of the XP 2000+, but it's well over twice the price of a 1.4Ghz Athlon. Is all that extra cost worth it?

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    You probably wouldn't notice the difference whichever you had....they are both bloody quick.......

    If you've got the money, the mobo and the memory (DDR) you'd have to go XP but if you have a KT133A mobo then the Tbird1400 would be the cheapest and best option. I'm still happy with my 1200 at 1466 and can see no performance reason (or sufficient jump) to go with the XP's yet......when the Hammers come that'll be something different..

    Good luck...you'll get a great solution whichever way you go...depends on your cash and what you've got now
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    I'm about to have a PC shuffle in my home network which means my current work computer will become a server, my games PC become my work PC. This means I'll have to buy a new Mobo, CPU and 256MB RAM for my games PC. I'd probably take the DDR option no matter what.

    If I go the XP path, this will cost around $1000

    If I go the Athlon 1.4Ghz path, it'll cost around $650


    If you reckon there isn't much of a performance difference between them, I might go for the Athlon 1.4 Ghz pth.:confused:

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    i would go the XP path. they produce less heat, meaning you don't have to get such powerful cooling to keep the temps down

    get an athlon 1600+ to 1800+ and it should bring the price down by a few hundred $'s

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    If you are up for a new mobo anyway...you should go for the XP..the Athlon line is finito and the XP line will give you some upgrade path till the Hammers arrive......like I said if you only need a chip then go the TB1400 otherwise if you are up for a mobo anyway then the XP is the best bet.

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    Sheesh...
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    I am perfectly happy with my T-bird. If you can get by with a Tb, then save your money for the Hammer. If you are gonna use it for gaming, either one is overkill anyway. I don't see any difference between my Tb and 600Mz Athlon. The Hammer may be a different story. The money you save now, may be a month that you don't have to save up to get the Hammer.

    Just another angle to consider.
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    as always, if money is no object, go the best of the best, but if money is an object, id get the XP 1600+ as its roughly te same price as the 1.4 (~+$10) and is more 'future-proof'

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    oh, but it also depends on the rest of your system

    ie no point gettin a 1.6ghz cpu if you only ahave a TNT1 16mb ...

    let me guess where the bottleneck would be there... hrmmm :)

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    How much less wattage does a XP1600 use than a T-Bird 1400...?

    I think a TBird uses 73 watts?

    Wattage used is EXACTLY Equivalent to heat given off in 99.99% of electricity using devices. Exception, FM broadcaster.

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