amd question... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2005, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 135
Default amd question...

i went to circuit city to help my cuzin buy a computer and we were lookin at this real nice HP it had a AMD 64 3400 cpu and he told us that that is equivalent to a intel pentium 4 3.4ghz...i though ti read on here that thats not true? so they have dumb people workin at circuit city?

Pentium 4 630 (3.0ghz)
1 gb PNY DDR2700
ATI 9600XT 128 mb
Hitachi 160 gb
ABIT AS8 Socket T (LGA 775)
bronxblaza117 is offline  
Old 09-04-2005, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 261
Send a message via AIM to bigstanklo

Now of course that all depends. It would be "equivalent" to the average user who does nothing but browse the web and type documents. But the real power AMD has over Intel (the major one anyhow) is in gaming. They're not necessarily dumb they're just telling the customer what management tells them to tell the customer.

bigstanklo is offline  
Old 09-04-2005, 09:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,107
Send a message via AIM to Counter-Strike

AMD has a very high advantage over Intel in gaming and high-end applications, but Intel is great for simple multi-tasking and home computing.
<img src=\"\" border=\"0\">
Check out Great new forum!
Counter-Strike is offline  
Old 09-04-2005, 10:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
GuitarFreak1857's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,847

what about AMDs duel core processors, arent those kick azz for multi-tasking?
My Gaming Desktop
Abit IP35-E

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (Thermalright Ultra-120)
Mushkin 2x2GB DDR800 RAM

eVGA GeForce 8800GTS
Creative X-Fi Gamer Edition
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7,200RPM
Western Digital Caviar 640GB 7,200RPM
OCZ 720W ModStream
Lian Li PC-7A
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
GuitarFreak1857 is offline  
Old 09-05-2005, 08:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH

yes, AMD x2s crush intels dual core processor, but with a hefty price. 1000 dollARS FOR A PROCESSOR!!! more like 500-800 dollar processors
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 09-05-2005, 11:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
Build Guru
PP Mguire's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 26,034

The 3400+ would be more like a 3.6 P4 in gaming. Also it would depend on what kinda ram each one is running blah blah blah. THe key word here is depends.
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire Mechwarrior Online = Thunderson PSN = PP_Mguire

Need Descent and Mechwarrior buddies!
If I helped you, give a thanks! ↓
Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline  
Old 09-05-2005, 03:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 158

Originally posted by Counter-Strike
AMD has a very high advantage over Intel in gaming and high-end applications, but Intel is great for simple multi-tasking and home computing.
Thats actually not a correct statement. If you look at current benchmark and testing results, you will see that in MOST games AMD comes out on top, and at times by a pretty decent lead, however, Intel usually has the leading scores when it comes to high end applications.,00.asp

I am an AMD fan, and i dont mean to step on anyones toes, but that was an incorrect statement.
sCribes is offline  
Old 09-05-2005, 04:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 769

Originally posted by Counter-Strike
AMD has a very high advantage over Intel in gaming and high-end applications, but Intel is great for simple multi-tasking and home computing.
that statment is correct if hes talking about an AMD X2, normal AMD Athlon 64 ####+ cpus are great for gaming but not tasking but AMDs X2 chips are alot better for tasking.
Sprooty is offline  
Old 09-05-2005, 04:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Nubius's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600

well to answer the original question...for the most part

a 3400+ WOULD be semi-equivelant to a 3.4GHz intel, depending on various factors of the guy at circuit city was pretty much correct and hell I'm surprised he could actually come to that conclusion. Most would be like "I don't know must suck cause it's clockspeed is slower" assuming he knew to call it clock speed in the first place
Nubius is offline  
Old 09-05-2005, 05:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 46

AMD's do get their fair amount of leverage from the 64-bit outline. Even though windows XP and the predecessors are 32-bit or less, the 64-bit architecture still boosts performance considerably. This is most emanant in games since a higher amount of processing power is needed, and the 64 bit part comes into play. So as to say, if it's primarily gaming your looking for AMD's your man. If it's multi-tasking, and performance in programs (such as photoshop, media player) then it's Intel. By saying it's equivalent, in a general sense he is correct to an extent. In a more technical sense, it's not even close.

xven is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.