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    AMD Athlon vs Intel Pentium

    a couple of us have been arguing over AMD vs Intel . I personally say that Intel Pentium 4 are far better then the AMD Athlon whatever.

    what do you think??

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    Athlon

    All hail AMD Athlon
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    pfffft

    lol, that's nice..
    no but seriously, can someone give me a detailed explanation of the comparment?...


    p.s. the intel website is far better then amds :P


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    its gonna be hard to win you over!

    Seriously, Yes, I agree. Intel's site is much "nicer" than amd's . AND could do with better fonts and colours but my reasons for hailing AMD are not due to the website prowess but rather the sheer excellence of the product. Speed, uptime and lack of downtime.

    Afterall, they have burst onto the scene and are getting noticed, more pc's for sale have amd processors and in my opinion a dual amd processor machine stamps all over the competition

    Perhaps not the most convincing of arguments I know.
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    lol

    hehe yeah well i like my websites :P no but i still think that intels are better but is there a clear(detailed) clarification of which is the better product?
    you said that you like amd because they're fast... how faster ?

    weeee

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    try this

    Of course, AMD won't be sitting on its hands while Intel tries to hit the 0.13-micron mark first. Its 0.18-micron Athlon XP (now at 1.6GHz) looks to have at least a few more clock jumps inside, but may top out at the 1.7GHz to 1.8GHz level -- which should be good enough to push its performance advantage over the current Pentium 4 even higher, and to give Intel fits if Northwood is even slightly delayed.

    A bit later in 2002, AMD is expected to introduce its 0.13-micron Thoroughbred core, with projected clock speeds in the 2.0GHz to 2.2GHz area and maybe a full transition to the 333MHz bus (i.e., the ability to make the most of DDR333 memory) -- and more of AMD's always-aggressive pricing, since Thoroughbred's die size of just 80 square millimeters (versus the Athlon XP's 128 and current P4's 217) will yield plenty of chips per wafer.

    Taken from this page - http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardw...eports/3929/1/

    and also, http://home1.gte.net/johnfull/n26.htm
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    Honestly there's no big difference between the two that most people would notice when comparing boxes with similar configurations and similar speed chips. The differences in performance are smaller than most people will notice when doing their usual work or play on the computer. It's really only the die hard speed freaks who care that much.

    The important thing for most people to know is that they can run the same software on either chip so they can let other things like price/value drive their buying decisions.

    And Tommysphone, AMD didn't just burst onto the scene. Intel originally licensed AMD to create 80286 clone cpus and after a court battle AMD also won the right to close 80386 chips but were told that future chips could not be clones. Since I usually have more than one system I've often had both Intel and AMD based systems at the same time and have no major complaint against either. I like AMD for one major reason, they provide competition to help keep Intel's prices down and I make sure that I show that liking by purchasing.

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    re

    hehe yeah thanks guys...



    p.s. i still think intel is goood

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    Re: try this

    Originally posted by tommysphone
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    A bit later in 2002, AMD is expected to introduce its 0.13-micron Thoroughbred core, with projected clock speeds in the 2.0GHz to 2.2GHz area and maybe a full transition to the 333MHz bus (i.e., the ability to make the most of DDR333 memory)
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    Thats like already happened btw.

    A good site you should check out, ruebenb, is www.anandtech.com they got some good comparisons.

    This issue has been debated in every tech forum ever. It always ends the same way. Some people like Intel, some like AMD, some like both. Like one of my friends is die-hard intel and goes by tetraphosphorus (sp?) online; which in chemistry is P4

    One thing that everyone can agree on is that Intel and AMD are both better than Cyrix.
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    ree

    lol yeah thanks oracleguy

    keep up the good work

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    i really cant see the point having a fight over 1.8 and 1.9Gz as some people do because frankly, the computers performance really wront change much
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    The top Intels cpu's have been kicking AMD's *** for months now, overclockers have been on Intel since the Northwood A arrived back in spring, meanwhile AMD delayed and delayed and delayed releasing the Thoroughbred which was fairly dissapointing as it turned out.

    Some will try making out that more operations per cycle is somehow more efficient which is rubbish. Try Mr Oracle''s link and check out the benchmarks on the latest P4 against the AMD.

    Also bear in mind that using AMD means using Via, Intel have rock solid chipsets and rarely have incompatibilit or instability problems, Via on the other hand are make 1 good chipset in 10. P4 allows Rambus memory too

    At the moment AMD aren't up to much and Intel are whipping them, next year things get much better so I'd not buy either yet anyway; the AMD Clawhammer, Sledgehammer and the P4/P5 Prescott will arrive.

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    well.. i guess so

    hello again...
    yeah i agree what you said.
    thanks to everyone to participated in this thread.
    any more people who want to post are welcome !

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    Originally posted by mouse

    At the moment AMD aren't up to much and Intel are whipping them, next year things get much better so I'd not buy either yet anyway; the AMD Clawhammer, Sledgehammer and the P4/P5 Prescott will arrive.
    Yeah thats gonna be intresting to see. I've heard (and it most likely will happen) that intel will be at or past 3GHz by the end of the year. Hopefully they won't call whatever chip that replaces the P4, Pentium 5, cuz that name is just old and it sounds kinda funny.

    It will also be intresting to see if the clawhammer's 64-bit arcatecture actually catches on.... even though I wouldn't hold my breath that it will. Maybe AMD will also end that stupid PR code business, they'd sell more chips that way. AMD did that PR code business way back in the day, and then stopped cuz everyone hated it... I guess AMD doesn't learn from their mistakes.

    Intel usually has rock-solid chipsets, though they are usually the ones with the less features on them... not that it is a bad thing, just a fact. You can also get P4 mobos with SiS chipsets too. nVidia has their new nForce2 chipset out now for AMD systems, and it isn't too bad, I've built a system using the original nForce chipset a while ago and it worked out well. It was cheap and it got the job done.

    I just built friday a P4 2.4B system with a ASUS P4T533-R (850E chipset) mobo and that new 32-bit PC1066 rimm.... its nice. I really liked that ASUS board, they even included a C-RIMM in case you need it and a handy little thing you can attach to the inside side of one your side panels that has a mobo quick reference guide.

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    I've always run intel before, but I just built this system a few months ago. It's a 1.47 ghz AMD. I love it. I've heard pentiums tend to run a little hotter, and AMD's are a little easier to overclock.

    I personally don't see much difference between the two, but since AMD was a little less expensive, that's what I went with.


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