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Old 01-06-2004, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Intel celeron or AMD athlon

hey yall.
i dont know sheeit bout computers
so i want 2 know wat is a betta
processor for light gaming.
my choice is either a
AMD athlon 2500+ XP Barton
or an
Intel celeron 2.8Ghz S478 400Mhz FSB 128K.

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Old 01-06-2004, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Eternal debate. Id go with athlon. Personal preference is ALL that comes into play here no matter what anyone says. Theyre both fine chips.

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Old 01-06-2004, 11:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 01-06-2004, 01:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Even though I am an Intel enthusiast, go with the Athlon.
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Old 01-07-2004, 12:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I like P4s better but I'd say go with Athlon against the Celeron
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Old 01-07-2004, 06:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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celeryon is a low end processor designed as a low cost alternative to the pentium line. the athlon is a processor designed to compete head to head with the pentium line (in my opinion it beats the pentiums in all but a few aplications). the reason the prices of intels low end chip and amds flagship chip are so comparable is mainly because intel can charge more because of name recognition. also, they need to spend more to maintain their top-notch tech support staff

let me put it this way ('=' means 'on par with', not 'same as'):

athlon xp=pentuim 4 (or five, if they're up to that by now)
celeron=duron=previous generation or two of pentium
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Old 01-07-2004, 09:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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in case yóur still puzzled.. get the athlon.
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AMD athlon 2500+ XP Barton is a good choice
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amd xp would be way to go for a budget build. a celly has 4 times lower cache crappier design and fsb is almo tsame as xp chips. Amd would be best bet for performance. But intel p4 for high end builds
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You're better off getting the Athlon XP 2500+. The core frequency of the Celeron may be higher, but its FSB falls woefully short of that of the P4 (2.8 GHz models with FSBs at 533 and 800 MHz, as well as the "OEM" 400 MHz model, but with improved architecture), and its limited cache and poor floating point performance (especially in games/apps without SSE2 support) really kill it.

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