Amd Dual Core VS. Intel Dual Core Or Xeon

Poll on: Amd dual core VS. Pentium D and Xeon

  • Pentium D 820

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pentium D 830

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Amd Athlon X2 3800

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • Amd Athlon X2 4200

    Votes: 14 77.8%
  • Intel Xeon 2.8ghz 800 mhz fsb

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Intel Pentium D 930

    Votes: 2 11.1%

  • Total voters


Mr. Bananagrabber
Political User
My friend was wondering what processor is best for running protools recording software...
He is willing to spend 2-3 hundred dollars on the processor...
I was wondering if you guys could please weigh in on the subject?
Thanks so much
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AMD X2 family. The fastest processor he is willing to spring for.

Make sure the system has lots of RAM (2 gig prefered) and a fast HD. The processor can only buy you so much performance. When it has to go to main memory or HD for data it gets choked.

I recommend the X2 because even if pro tool was not compiled for multi processor use now it will get upgraded and in the mean time a dual core chip will let you do other tasks without slowing down the file processing.


Mr. Bananagrabber
Political User
Yah, same here, i told him to get it he has a thing for intel though...
I hope this thread will help him change his mind, i mean look at the votes for the x2...
I love mine as well...
Thanks for your input more is needed and welcomed!


Mr. Bananagrabber
Political User
Is it possible that some of you guys could say a little something about your choice?
It's fine if you don't but it would help greatly if you could state why you made the choice you did...
Thanks A lot


OSNN Veteran Addict
Political User
I voted X2, simply beacuse AMD has it down. They have the performance/heat/price crown at the moment. And I am a fanboy :D

Nick M

OSNN Veteran Addict
AMD is solid. I've been using AMD since, um, a very long while ago, back when they were still somewhat undiscovered and Intel Inside was the big thing.

In a little while I'm going to need an upgrade. I'm running an XP 2800+ now. I'll be getting an X2 4800+ in a few months - aft. erwards I know for a fact I won't need to upgrade for a long while. I use Adobe Premier/Photoshop with gigantic RAW/TIFF files, and it plain beats out any equivalent Intel, at least from my experience.


Mr. Bananagrabber
Political User
Thats good...
Hey speaking of upgrading an a long while how long do you think before i'll have to upgrade, i run teh x2 4600...

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