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AMD Athlon Vs. Pentium  
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 821 times:

I'm looking to buy a new computer, but I've had a few people tell me AMD is the way to go. I was looking at:

AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz
Pentium 4 1.5GHz

Besides like $200 in price, is there any difference in performance? Any other advice is welcome. Thanks.

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User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 816 times:

it depends on what your going to do with it. for just games and the internet both would work just fine. but for more advanced applacations i would say the intel

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 813 times:

Er, i think the Athlon outpeforms the Pentium, even with the slower speed. Better check that one though.

Athlon is the way to go, cheaper, and better quality.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 814 times:


Dan,

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)

Sonic99


User currently offlineMrman_3k From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 811 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.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 806 times:

Nothing that you would run right now needs 2 ghz! But it is nice to say you have a 2 ghz computer. AMD dropped there prices again, with a 1.2 ghz costing a mear 99 bucks if i remember correctly.

I would deff. not spend the extra 200 or more bucks just to buy a 2.0 ghz, unless it was a Athlon.


User currently offlineDELL_dude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 803 times:

I've owned an Athlon and a Pentium 3. I feel the P3 is a better performer, and it's more of a proven workhorse. Where do you see AMD used in servers ??? YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR !!!

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 794 times:

I'd be using it for editing my photos, and some audio things as well (and of course a few games  Big grin ) 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...)


User currently offlineScannerson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 792 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!

Rob


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 785 times:

I have always preferred AMD products, as they have performed better for me than any Intel.. Just my personal preferrance..

Chris



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User currently offlineCorey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 778 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.

Corey777


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 776 times:

The average user will not notice a difference.


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