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    Question amd vs Intel price wise


    Hi im upgrading my pc and was looking at amd processors because my friend said they where better then intel, but when i looked them up price wise on Komplett the amd's where so much more expensive for the speed eg. intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz Boxed PC800 Socket PGA478, 1MB cache, Prescott for 179.00 and a
    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.4 GHz Socket 754, 1 MB cache costs 448.99
    Can someone plz help me and tell me if there better and how or advise me on what to get thanks
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    amd has a lower clock speed than pentium 4's, but they actually outperform even the extreme additions of the pentiums.

    if you play games, definately go for amd, you won't be disappointed.
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    Originally Posted by guitarboy
    amd has a lower clock speed than pentium 4's, but they actually outperform even the extreme additions of the pentiums.

    if you play games, definately go for amd, you won't be disappointed.
    so u think if i got a 2.2GHz Amd it would be better then a 3.0 intel?
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    Originally Posted by Bryan2004
    so u think if i got a 2.2GHz Amd it would be better then a 3.0 intel?

    yeah i'm pretty sure it will.

    let me find this little comparison between the two for you.


    here..
    Last edited by guitarboy; December 29th, 2004 at 04:25 PM.
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    Talking


    Originally Posted by guitarboy
    yeah i'm pretty sure it will.

    let me find this little comparison between the two for you.


    here..
    Thanks a mill man
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    if you go with amd, try and get the socket 939 motherboard, and processor. they allow dual channel ram.

    also make sure you get a good heatsink to keep those amd's cool.
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    Originally Posted by guitarboy
    if you go with amd, try and get the socket 939 motherboard, and processor. they allow dual channel ram.

    also make sure you get a good heatsink to keep those amd's cool.

    yes i dont like the AMD heat sinks the only let down. Defiantly go for AMD they beat Intel in nearly all benchmark tests. the new Athlon 64's are great processors i am currently running a 3200+ and i believe you can pick one off ebuyer.com for about 119 now.
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    Today, clocking speed means almost nothing. If you look at the Athlon FX-55 vs. the Prescott and the Extreme editions, the FX wins on almost EVERY benchmark (except for Quake III Arena, which was made for an Intel processor.). It is also about $200 less than the high-end Prescotts. End of story.
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    AMD Rules!!

    and have you noticed what might just be causing the huge differance in price...?

    intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz Boxed PC800 Socket PGA478, 1MB cache, Prescott
    32 bit processor

    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.4 GHz Socket 754, 1 MB cache
    64 bit processor



    (if you want a fast processor, even though the AMD is only 2.4 GHz its 64 bit and will probably boost it up a bit, you will also be prepaired for the releast of the new windows (this will be 64 bit only), if you buy the Intel one you will have to buy a new CPU when the new windows comes...)
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    <<< athlon man
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    yea AMD rocks

    shows you that ghz dont mean spit

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