Athlon Xp or Intel P4

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lilsnoop40, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. lilsnoop40

    lilsnoop40 Guest

    What would you rather have Athlon's FASTEST XP chip with 1gig of RAM(your choice) or Intel's FASTEST chip with 1gig of RAM your choice?
     
  2. Folci

    Folci Guest

    amd vs athalon

    im waiting for the Hammer from amd then this is the set up

    AMD Hammmer 2g+
    1 gig+ of pc2700ram (333mhz)
    ata 133 hd in raid 0 config
    agp 8x
    usb2.0

    never get built in anything. sound video nic etc.. it will use more cpu than a card will and usally not have any extras

    one of the main reasons I chose the Hammer is because it will have 3dnow, 3dnow pro,sse1,sse2 instruction sets so as applications and game make use of either set it will make your computer run faster as it gets older. (to an extent) if you get the intel tit only hase the sse1 and sse2. so anything made specficly for 3dnowpro will not be as fast on it.

    and of course the normal reason people choose AMD over Intel
    Better performance at a better price.

    LET ME REMIND YOU THIS IS MY OPINION DO NOT FLAME ME FOR IT.
    Folci
     
  3. duder

    duder Guest

    Waiting for a Barton myself, going to be faster than any p4 and the thouroughbred, going to get asus fly new board and a gf4...mmmmmmmm...LCD, i can't wait to build my new rig
     
  4. Ves007

    Ves007 Guest

    Hm

    When will the Hammer come out.
     
  5. Terrahertz

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    I'll take the P4. Which reminds me have to get my raid controller.
     
  6. Cosmin

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    I'll upgrade soon to an P4 so this is my opinion .
     
  7. xsivforce

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    I'll take either. All these fanatics out there. :rolleyes: Really, Intel and AMD both make quality chips. Both do a fantastic job.
     
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  9. duder

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    good read, although i'm so sick of the "intels are more stable" thing, i've built over 30 amd machines in the last year and have zero problems. hmph maybe i'm just lucky
     
  10. dijital

    dijital Guest

    it all depends on how much you want to spend and if pure processor speed means anything to you. intel holds the crown for pure processor speed, while amd holds the crown for performance to price.
     
  11. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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  12. koko

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    no question about it...amd all the way baby!
     
  13. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Im not really bothered who its by just aslong as its fast enough and fun to play with, like my GF :D
     
  14. dijital

    dijital Guest

    well hammer is geared towards servers, so i dont need it. clawhammer is more geared towards the normal consumers. gimme a clawhammer. does anyone know if it includes sse2?
     
  15. duder

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  16. lmi91

    lmi91 Guest

    p4 2.4 with rambus is the fastest setup right now comparing to those two, well see what the new generation of chips will have though.
     
  17. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    When mine was running at 2.4Ghz it out performed the new 2.4Ghz one for some reason :(

    I order my Koolance gear today! thank you payday!