So... heres the deal; building a computer to run our family room TV and I find buried in my stash pile of various computer parts the following CPU sets... trying to decide which should preform better:
3.2ghz pentium 4 (32 bit version, dual core, unsure of exact chip model)
AMD Athlon64 x2 4600+ Dual Core w/hyper ... not-overclocked sits at ~2.4 ghz
On paper it would seem the pentium should knock the socks off the AMD, but everything I look at for reviews shows the 32 bit version of the p4 being way outran by the AMD. I know plenty of details on the AMD chip and it was good to me through college (I think thats where it came from)... and personally I have never built an intel PC for myself (always been an AMD man); so I don't know how they preform. I know they used to be better then AMD, but I think the multi-core really put AMD out ahead.
Anyone have any input on this? or should I take the time to build them seperately and check myself? Just sucks to put in that much time... since everything needs to get swapped to replace motherboard.
AMD Athlon64 x2 4600+ is 64bit and works with 64-bit Windows 7. Even though the P4 (32-bit) has a higher clock speed, it can't compete with the AMD X2 efficiency. Think of the 4600+ like a P4 at 4.6GHz. :)
Think of the 4600+ like a P4 at 4.6GHz. :)
That was actually the idea behind the naming scheme. They could not compete well on the marketing front with just the frequency listed, so they had to devise a method by which to allow customers to compare the relative speeds of CPUs.
Well I think the amd 2.4
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