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Old 01-01-2005, 03:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question AMD 64 2800+ Or P4 3.0 GHZ?

Okay... i need a bit of more help on picking between a INTEL and AMD. Also keep in mind that theyre the SAME EXACT PRICE.

INTEL P4 3.0 GHZ___________________________________________

-TURBO X-DREAMER CASE 350 WATT W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display (Black)
-(800Mhz FSB) Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU @ 3.0GHZ 1MB w/ Hyper Threading
-*(DDR400-800MHz FSB)ABIT IS7-V2 848P, Intel® i848 Mainboard PRESCOTT SUPPORT w/ LAN & 5.1 SOUND W/SATA
-Geil Value 256 MB PC3200 400MHz DDR MEMORY
-NVIDIA GeForce-4 MX-4000 64MB AGP
-CD-RW 52X32X52
-Intel Pentium 4 478-PIN CPU COOLING FAN
-Logitech X530 70Watts 5.1 Configuration Speaker System
The keyboard & mouse junk i discluded.

AMD ATHLON 64 2800+_______________________________________
Same exact thing i posted above but the differences are as follows:

-(754-pin) AMD ATHLON64 2800+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology
-(754-pin Socket) Abit KV8 PRO VIA K8T800 Chipset AGP8X w/LAN,USB2,&Audio
-NVIDIA GeForce-FX 5200 128MB DDR W/ TV OUT & DVI

Okay, as i look at it, the major difference between these two is the RAM and the Vid card. Since everthing else is the same except processor speed, the ram, and the vid card, I will probably conclude that i should get the amd 64 deal. My guess of the huge difference between the ram and the vid card of the two is probably because the INTEL p4 w/ Hyperthread is better than the AMD 64? What do you guys suggest, the intel or the amd?

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Old 01-01-2005, 03:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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go with the AMD.

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Old 01-01-2005, 03:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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both computers are good, but the AMD wouldnt win against a P4 3.0Ghz in speed, but it would be better for games, because the FX5200 is noticeably better than the MX4000. so the AMD will play games better, but the P4 will be better for everything else.
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i wouldnt get the fx 5200. It comes bottom on this benchamrk of graphics cards ive got (see the attached gif). I think it even says on nvidias website that its not been built for gaming, but if your not using it for games it will be fine.

ok it wont let me upload but it got 1550 and the top card got 12204
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Old 01-01-2005, 05:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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true, but when given the choice, i would easily go the FX5200 over the MX4000, which is what i was saying.
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Old 01-01-2005, 10:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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get one of those geforce ti cards, for like 100 dollars, Old, but good bang for the buck.
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Old 01-02-2005, 10:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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or just buy a ATI which are alot better for about the same price. Maybes a 9600Pro or XT? think they are about the same price
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The 9600 XT is better.
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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also the intel only has 256mb of ram, this is really only just enough to run windows stabily, and not up for gaming, im almost using up all of that now.

The amd will be alot better for gaming, (just needs the better graphics card now, 9600xt is the better one)

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Old 01-02-2005, 12:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, but member the 2800 runs at 1.6ghz 1600fsb. Im pretty positive this 2800 runs pretty cool. If you get a nice heatsink/cpu fan-60CFM. You would be able to OC it pretty easy. But for gaming, its better then the Intel.

You know the Athlon 3000 isent very much more.

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