Processor Question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-12-2004, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 29
Default Processor Question

Which processor is better and why?

AMD Athlon 64Bit 3200+ or Pentium 4 - 3.2GHz and both of them with 800 FSB

I need to know this info because I am going to buy a gaming computer soon

Thanks

aznman
__________________

aznmandhs is offline  
Old 02-12-2004, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,432
Default

They are pretty equal though, if you want a system that will last for the future, than the 64 bit AMD is the way to go.
__________________

__________________

<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">Desktop: 3.0ghz HT 800fsb P4, Chaintech 9CJS Zenith, 2x 512mb GEIL Dual Channel DDR400, 80gb 7200rpm ATA HD, Sapphire X800 XT Platinum Edition, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Speakers, Turbolink 420watt PSU, Black 19\" Orion Monitor, Logitech MX Duo and Win XP Home</marquee>
<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">My Wishlist: 74gb 10K SATA Western Digital Raptor...</marquee>
The Merlin is offline  
Old 02-12-2004, 06:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 29
Default Processor

Hello again
Is the Pentium 4 - 3.2GHz a 64 bit also? What is this 64 bit? Thanks
aznmandhs is offline  
Old 02-12-2004, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 29
Default Processor

Merlin why is the AMD better in the long run?
aznmandhs is offline  
Old 02-12-2004, 06:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 872
Default

No the P4-3.2 is not a 64bit Processor ..

64 bit processor's are the future ..... Read more on it on AMD's website .. it's got some nice info there
__________________
Screenshots of my Desktop.....Post ur\'s too :D

AMD AthlonXP3000+@ 2.2GHz, Cooler Master Aero 7+, Gigabyte 7NNXP , 1GB Kingston HyperX PC3200 Dual Channel , MSI FX5600 VTDR 256 ,Pinnacle PCTV , 120+120GB Barracuda , Liteon 52x CDRW , Samsung DVDROM , Benq DW1620 16x DVD ReWriter, Phillips 21\" TV,Samsung Syncmaster 763MB,Logitech Cordless MX DUO , Thermaltake Silent PurePower 480W Butterfly Series PSU, Win XP SP2,RH9.
Creative DDTS100 Decoder, Creative Inspire TD7700 7.1 Speakers

Search TF B4 u post { Thanks for this one! Emily :) }
<form action=\"http://www.theriddlehouse.com/random/tfsearch.php\"><input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"><input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search!\"></form>
preet2u is offline  
Old 02-12-2004, 06:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,432
Default

64 bit allows for more bandwidth for data, most server CPU's(Itanuim and the such) are 64 bit, and now AMD has introduced 64 bit processing into the desktop PC with the AMD64. When applications become compatible with 64 bit, you won't have to upgrade to a 64 bit processor, the AMD64 is also backward compatible with 32 bit apps aswell obviously. All Intel's are 32 bit.

AMD 64's are good long term investments
__________________

<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">Desktop: 3.0ghz HT 800fsb P4, Chaintech 9CJS Zenith, 2x 512mb GEIL Dual Channel DDR400, 80gb 7200rpm ATA HD, Sapphire X800 XT Platinum Edition, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Speakers, Turbolink 420watt PSU, Black 19\" Orion Monitor, Logitech MX Duo and Win XP Home</marquee>
<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">My Wishlist: 74gb 10K SATA Western Digital Raptor...</marquee>
The Merlin is offline  
Old 02-12-2004, 06:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 296
Default

because when 64 bit games and applications come out....the P4 will me a thing of the past

and by the way the Pentium 4 is not 64-BIT it is only 32 like most processors............I would say go with the AMD 64 3400...but the 3200 is good too

Dont go with the AMD 64 FX-51....it's as fast as a AMD 64 3400 but witha a cuple xtras for a lot more money

ya...go with AMD 64 3400...it will last u a long time....also u should get this graphic card.......

http://www.acortech.com/.sc/ms/dd/10...520Retail%2520

really good for the price
__________________
[Sig Snipped Due To Excessive Size]
play2lose is offline  
Old 02-12-2004, 08:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,937
Default

aznmandhs i think when they say "the future" they are talking about 64 bit operating systems like windows longhorn. as for me i tend not to worry about the future until it gets here. 64bit won't be here for quite a while, by that time you will start seeing much faster processors.
ekÆsine is offline  
Old 02-12-2004, 08:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 240
Default

I definitely agree with the moderator. By the time Windows is 64bit, you'll need to upgrade. My suggestion is to get either a dual celeron chip or get a dual P4, it'll be just the same as a 64bit now.
__________________
<a href=\"http://photobucket.com\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/The51/photoshops/1.jpg\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Image hosting by Photobucket\"></a>
The51 is offline  
Old 02-12-2004, 11:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 374
Send a message via AIM to Soloman02
Default

play2lose, that link is bad,
__________________

__________________
Desktop specs:
AMD Athlon XP 2500+@ 200x11 - EPoX 8rda3I - Thermaltake 420watt silent PSU - 2x512MB PNY PC3200(DualChannel) - TT HSF - PNY 5900SE, 128MB DDR, 256-bit - - Toshiba SD-R5002: DVD-RW - NEC DVD-RW - 2 Antec 80mm fans - 1 Delta 92mm fan - 1 Antec 120mm fan- 1 TT 120mm fan - Windows XP Pro - WD special edition 80GB 7200 RPM- Seagate 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB cache - Onboard Sound - Onboard Ethernet

Notebook specs:
ACER Travel Mmate 4000LCi - Intel Pentium M 710 - 15\" XGA TFT - 512MB DDR333 - 40 GB HD - DVD-rom/CD-RW Drive - WLAN 802.11b/g - Winxp Home - Intel Extreme Graphics - Average Battery Life: 4-5 hours - 6.4 lbs
Soloman02 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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.