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Thread: ** AMD vs INTEL for video encoding etc




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    Hello there~!

    Recently, I've been doing a lot of video encoding, mostly because of making DVDs, as well as playing games.

    I am on a budget, unfortunately, and was wondering what I should get; an AMD ___ or keep my P4 2.54.

    I wanted a dual AMD because the video editor/encoder supports two processors and I highly doubt there are any dual P4 non-xeon supporting mobos.

    Does anybody have a opinion on what I should get? I'll need a new mobo for that too, so if you know any stable and not too expensive mobos, please help~!

    Thanx :thumb:

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    maybe get 2 MP processors... but you say your on a budjet...cough...maybe get an AMD64 or the top of the line: FX-51
    But will it really help getting a minute less when encoding?? Dont know what company makes MP boards tho! Found some, AMD chipset! asus, Tyan
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    Something that supports HT, if you don't get dual processors.

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    Thanx for the info...

    In this scenario, let's say I have no budget. What CPU and mobo would be the best combo?

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    I'd say keep what ya have till mid year as then there'll be some changes out that will extend the life and upgradability of ya new purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macsta187
    In this scenario, let's say I have no budget.
    Once upon a time we would say... go Cray :D
    If the stuff in glow sticks is truly toxic then why do they make so many flavors?

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    A64
    Motherboard to suit
    1GB DDR


    I'm not really up with what good motherboards are out for the A64, so I'll let someone else suggest something STABLE and DECENT, even if it doesn't overclock...

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    OK if ya can't wait then this is the present situation;
    P4C's are Hyperthreading capaable which means that they act like 2 processors and are still the best setup for those doin' video editor/encoder.
    I'd suggest if ya want "out of the box" performance then get ya self this.
    P4 3.2C
    Abit IC7-MAX3 or ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
    1GB or more of CAS2 PC3200
    2x SATA 8MB cache 120GB Western Digital WD1200JD HDD's in RAID 0
    Alternatively you could get a 2.4C and CAS2 PC3500 and overclock the setup to 3-3.2GHz but either setup would be the best for your job at this time.

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    With no budget??
    Get 2 opterons!!!
    or 4!:thumb:
    But that will cost ya!
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    hahahahaha.. I SO very wish I could go 4 Operterons and whatnot, but as life has it, it put a hold on my bank account.

    I guess I'll have to wait it out until June or something, but hopefully I'll have money by then. THanks Everyone

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