Sonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
Is that why IBM just dumped it's long-standing association with AMD recently stating that their chips no longer perform at par with Intel? Where heavy processing is needed go for Intel - don't bother with knock-offs. If it's gaming and casual computing then go with the cheap stuff (that's not what a computer's really built for anyways, but that's a whole different argument)
Mrman_3k From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
The only Pentium 4's that outperform the 1.4GHz Athlon are the 1.8GHz and 2GHz processors. Even then, the Athlon 1.4GHz performs very close to the 1.8GHz P4 at a fraction of the cost. I build computer systems all the time for people and I have made tons of them with the AMD chip, they are as good as any and they have not caused any problems. Build quality is excellent and I think unlike a few years ago, AMD has or exceeds the quality of Intel. I would recommend the Athlon but that 2GHz P4 does sound good, it is often a matter of preferece but I would go for the 1.4GHz Athlon.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
I'd be using it for editing my photos, and some audio things as well (and of course a few games ) i went to best buy today and priced a 1.3 256MB RAM, 40GB hard drive etc for $1,003 (without monitor, dont' need it).
I also priced a P3 1.0ghz for $825 (not bad, but 2.0 is already out...)
Scannerson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
Amd! it is the best bang for the buck if you look at the benchmarks they amd is keeping up with the intels 1.7ghz and the amd is only 1.4? Save the money and spend it on more ram go with ddr and you are set!
Corey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1210 times:
I'm currently using a homebuilt AMD Athlon-800 system. Great performance and cheaper than the Intel IMO. One warning though: AMD processors tend to run hot. Make sure you have adequate cooling--a high quality CPU heat-sink/fan plus at least two case fans.