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Old 07-12-2004, 11:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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umm.... somewhere in those benchmarks the Amd 64 3500 and 3800 seem to be missing what happened to them??
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Old 07-12-2004, 12:22 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hmmm - From what I've heard is AMD is better for Gaming and Intel is better "all around" and multiprocessing. Though for gaming I think it's already so advanced that you wont be able to tell a difference between a 3.4ghz and a AMD 64 right now playing UT2k4 or whatnot. I am a Intel fan but maybe for right now AMD is the better buy. Both companies continue to advance at a very rapid rate and I support both (I'm buying stock in both of these . Also I've heard the actual number speed (2.2ghz, 3.4ghz, 1.6ghz) is getting less relevant and other things like memory are what causes a significant amount of how things are running. But I dunno...lets the competition go on

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edit: it was on my mind and starting a thread would be a little pointless, I know HL2 gets delayed...alot - but what is the most recent release date now?
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Alright guys, heres the truth: Both Intel and AMD are basically the same in performance. Anyone that says AMD performance is better in games "by far" is a fanboy. The difference is negligible, maybe 3-4% at the most. If you're an overclocker, then obviously the cool-running Northwood Pentium 4 will have an advantage with overclocking when compared to an overclocked AMD, and post-overclocking will probably outperform the AMD. 64-bit is simply a marketing ploy by AMD. There is no real imperative for software coders to write in 64-bit. and there won't be in the near future. The 2 GB memory limit hasnt even come CLOSE to being reached. Even after the 64-bit version of Windows comes out, few programmers will have any reason to code in 64-bit. 32-bit software will work perfrectly fine for at least the next 10 years, although I expect a mainstream transition into 64-bit when Intel releases a 64-bit processor, which will probably happen in the next 4 years. If you get a Pentium 4 computer now, it will last you at least 4-5 years. Even when 64-bit Windows is introduced, the vast majority of software and games will be in 32-bit for a long time. Therefore, I think that Intel has an edge over AMD at the current time. Although the new Prescott runs hot, tests and reviews I have seen show that it overclocks even farther than the Northwood!
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:04 PM   #24 (permalink)
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but, price comes in to, you can get and intel cpu and then you can get the equivelent amd and the amd will be less. and i'm not a fan boy, i hapen to favor intel because i grew up on intel, i'm just going by the facts.
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Yes I grew up on Intel also, but what I dont understand is why you guys have to rag on Intel so much? Why get so emotional about it? yeeesh
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lol, they are geting realy emo about a cpu, just stick with what works for and you'll do fine
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amen to that!
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:29 PM   #28 (permalink)
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PRAISE THE LORD! can i get an ahmen! AHMEN. let it shine jesus, let it SHINE. lol, the preacher is in town. lol.
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lol man you crack me up:laughing:, man I am the farthest thing from a preacher, trust me!
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hahaha, i know how that can be...lol ie, when the compuet doesn't work and i can't figure it out, there is lighting storms of cussing, lol.
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