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    As to the "floating point calculations" if your heavily usin' these with raw code then ya can't go past the Athlon as it has 3 Floating Point Units where the P4 only has 1. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    As to the "floating point calculations" if your heavily usin' these with raw code then ya can't go past the Athlon as it has 3 Floating Point Units where the P4 only has 1. ;)
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    I would be using this with 3D apps like Maya and XSI.
    And of course... games. :D

    I assume that by raw code you mean uncompiled code. I don't know if I will ever get around to taking up programming again. So it's not one of my concerns.

    On a side note:
    It just occurred to me that there is a lot of violence in your smileys/emoticons:
    3 guns, 2 devils, 1 knife, 1 shot through the head, 1 on fire, another guy swinging a hammer, and then the most worstest of them all, the guy shaking his finger.: peace:

    Hmm, maybe I should have posted that second part in the beer garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by negomike
    But isn't this equally true with the Athlons?:confused:

    Basically I was wondering if the high FSB doesn't get P4's an advantage here. And does that advantage equate to higher overall performance. Esp. in Floating point calc.’s

    Also, that article from Tom’s is 3 years old. Aren’t the Northwood B and Athlon Thoroughbred substantially different from their originals?

    I saw in Tom’s article that the original P4 is about half as “powerful” as the Athlon in floating point calculations. I would like to see the same type of comparison using modern CPU’s.

    It's hard to say who has the advantage over the other because the way each of these CPUs operate are so different from each other. the P4's FSB is actually 4 FSB lines running into the CPU. The original P4 had a "Quad Pumped" FSB speed of 400, or 4 FSB lines running at 100MHz a piece. The Atholan then had a 100MHz or 133MHz FSB, I believe, which is one FBS line going to the CPU.

    Todays Northwood core is not a whole lot different from Willamette, Intel added an extra 256k of L2 cache to up it to 512k and shrunk the circuit density to .13 micron. They also bumped up the FSB to 533 Quad Pumped. But the actual core of the CPU has not really changed except for they turned on Hyper Threading. Here is another article at Tom's site that goes into detail on comparing more current processors that were out when the P4 3.06 was about ready to release. Tomshardware P4 3.06 Review

    There are plenty of info out there comparing the two processors. Tom's site tends to lean more towards AMD, which he usually has valid points to back his thoughts up on. In most articles that I've read, either way you go, you're going to get a smoking machine. It's more along the lines of what your preference is. AMD is a lot like ATI, they've come a long way in making a high performing, good quality product. Man, I'm sounding more like an AMD fan...hope the boss doesn't see this. :D
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    Well shame on you...



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    I'ts more of a respect then anything. Trust me, I'm not filling my case with that kind of trash :p
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    Morgan

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