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Thread: AMD vs. Intel ...part 2




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    aaarrrrrhhhh.... i've lost my focus...
    i went to a computer store yesterday and the sales guy was pushing the P4 2.26Ghz / 533fsb ....i was planning on an AthlonXP 1800+ (for price)... ....for my about to be upgraded system, but he was a good salesman...he had some good points...
    now, i'm at a loss...
    it'll cost me ~ $300cdn extra for the P4 cpu/mainboard. IS IT WORTH IT ??
    which would be more stable ?
    is there really a performance difference between those 2 cpu's ?
    i appreciate any help you guys can offer me with this decision..

    any pros or cons for either cpu would help, as would personal experience with them too..

    thanks..

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    Ditto. It looks like a copy of that other post doesn't it?

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    IS IT WORTH IT ??
    Nope.
    which would be more stable ?
    The P4 is a slightly more stable overclocker, but not-overclocked they are the same.
    is there really a performance difference between those 2 cpu's ?
    No, they are dead even in most aspects. Overall, I'm gonna say that the P4 is just a bit ahead of the Athlon, because in the most demanding benchmark known to man, (Quake3) the P4 wins. However, this is a VERY negligable amount. And I guarantee its not worth 300$


    Here is all you need to know to make your descision. In one year, you will be able to buy a Athlon 2600+ for the amount you SAVE right now... and that processor whoops the 2.5 Ghtz P4 in ALL benchmarks, ranking roughly 8% more powerful.

    So its, Buy the P4 now and be hard on your wallet.... or wait and get a brand new Athlon 2600+ for FREE in one year.

    Salesmen are not to be trusted, they ALWAYS have a hidden (or not so hidden) agenda to make a buck. They wouldn't be there if they didn't.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    Mr. z, if one can foget about which is the absolute fastest today & concentrate on the best buy, there's not much choice is there?

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    Not so fast.... actually if someone is intersted in buying a top notch mobo, and then some good ram as well, and overclocking something like a 1.6a or 1.8a Ghtz P4, they CAN compete for bang for the buck with AMD. That is assuming you get roughly a Gigahertz overclock and all of your other components can handle it as well.

    Intel's front runners are expensive, but a little ways back in the pack they sure decrease the price. But an OC is still needed to compete in bang for the buck. Intel can't compete in that category any other way.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    Here in Australia the 1.8A P4 costs about the same as the Athlon 2200+ and a lot of ppl now are findin' that the P4's in the lower speed grades arn't overclocking as well as they use to. :(
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    Well, I haven't heard that.... that they aren't OCing as well as they used to... and I'm sure you are right Wiggo, in which case Intel can go to hell... Hahh...

    And let me re-instate the somewhat obvious, as AMD's new chips come out, and Intel's new chips as well, all of this will change quickly. Bang for the buck is extremely volitle, constantly shifting and changing.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    Yeh but most of the time if not all the best bang for the buck stays with AMD. Even with the massive price cut on the 2.53 (which most swindling aussie sellers havent passed on YET) i'd rather get myself an XP based system, its cheaper.

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    I agree completely.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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