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Old 09-20-2004, 04:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering, there is all these processors like AMD, Intel 3-4, Celeron, Centrino, AMD-64, etc...can someone give me like a rundown on the pros and cons with the kinds of PC Processors?
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Pentium 4: Intel's mainstream processor, it's an okay CPU but it's not the best

Celeron: the budget version of the Pentium 4, is not as good

Xeon: Intel's server CPU's. They're powerful, but are outperformed by AMD's Opterons

Centrino: Intel's mobile technology, not a CPU, it's designed for the Pentium M,
the Pentium M is designed to save battery power in a Laptop, and is not very powerful

Athlon XP: AMD's previous generation CPU, comparable the the Pentium 4 they don't run at as high frequencies but their architecture is better, so they run more or less the same in terms of performance.

AMD 64: come in 3 sockets, socket 754, 940 and 939. AMD's current CPU, which perform better than Intel's Pentium 4's although they don't run at as high frequencies.
socket 754's were the first to come out, and they are mid to high end although they don't suport dual channel memory (where 2 RAM disks work together to run faster)
socket 940 is designed for the Opterons (server CPU's) and the high-end Athlon 64 FX CPU's. they do support dual channel
socket 939 is the latest, faster than socket 940. It is for higher end Athlon 64 processors

Sempron:designed to replace the Athlon XP's as low-end CPU's

currently AMD's mid to high end CPU's are the Athlon 64's and Opteron's, their low end CPU's are the Athlon XP's and Sempron's
Intel's high end CPU's are the Pentium 4's and Xeon's, their low end are the Celerons and Pentium M's (although the Pentium M uses a lot less power)

probbably the best choice of CPU currently is the Athlon 64
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that was a good summary apokalipse but u missed out the mobile Athlon XP which is basically the same but runs off less power and therefore does not run as hot but has the same performance as the mainstream Athlon XP's, it also uses the same socket as the Athlon XP.
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there is also the mobile Pentium 4, designed to lower speed when using battery power
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yeah, that too. if you were so inclined
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that was a good summary apokalipse but u missed out the mobile Athlon XP which is basically the same but runs off less power and therefore does not run as hot but has the same performance as the mainstream Athlon XP's, it also uses the same socket as the Athlon XP.
the mobile can be OC'ed very well, because of the low temps.
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Ok thank you very much everyone, especially apokalipse

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