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AMD 3200+ vs. P4 3.2?

by clutch / October 22, 2003 4:40 AM PDT

I'm building a new PC. I've always been pro-AMD since they have always been just as fast or faster than Intel processors and at a much lower cost. However, it looks as now the AMD 3200+ and the Intel P4 3.2 is almsot neck and neck. Prices are just about the same. In the long run I'm not sure which to get...which will benifit me for a longer period of time. Typical use of my PC would include ripping MP3s, burning DVD's, gaming, some word processing. That's about it.

I've done searches on the web for ratings of these processors only to find that the results vary. Intel seems to always win, sometimes by a lot...sometimes by little.

www.pricewatch.com has the AMD 3200+ 400 at $425 and the P4 3.2 800 at $409. So the P4 is cheaper.

Should I stay loyal to AMD or bail on it for the always talked about

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Re: AMD 3200+ vs. P4 3.2?
by JR_nova / December 11, 2004 12:22 AM PST
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for gaming.. go with amd but for regular tasks go with p4

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Re: AMD 3200+ vs. P4 3.2?
by JR_nova / December 11, 2004 7:23 AM PST
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although.. you may be unaware that the p4 3.2 ghz in fact runs at 3.2 ghz while the 3200+ runs at 2.2 ghz

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Re: AMD 3200+ vs. P4 3.2?
by Glennmc7 / December 13, 2004 11:32 AM PST

although.. the reasoning behind this is that the AMD 64 only neens 2.2 ghz to run as fast as a Pentium 4 and a Pentium 4 needs twices as much power 3.2 ghz to run at you same speed as the 64 but the 64 still beats intel and still using less power so dont let itell fool you.

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Re: AMD 3200+ vs. P4 3.2?
by Glennmc7 / December 13, 2004 11:51 AM PST
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I say go with the AMD 64 did you know that the AMD 64 only needs 2.2 ghz to run just as fast and in some test faster then the Pentium 4 and a Pentium 4 needs twices as much power 3.2 ghz to run at you same speed as the 64 but the 64 still beats intel and it's still using less power while doing more. So don't let intel fool you with there Pentium technology that was made over twenty years with the 486 that's right the 486 is pentium technology and the pentium is just a kick start off the 486.

Posted by: Glennmc7 Posted on: 12/13/2004

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AMD vs P4 Go with AMD and why.
by ideals_AT_war / December 14, 2004 6:55 AM PST
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I am not particularly brand loyal to AMD or Intel. But as a computer enthusiast I look for 3 things, cost, performance and Longevity. Price to performance you can't beat AMD. AMD also tends to over clock more easily than Intel's chips should you ever need to squeeze out 10-30 % more performance. But before you buy you should consider that NVIDIA has a new N-force chipset. The N-Force 4 out for the Athlon 64. This chipset brings PCI-Express, 128-bit memory controller and a standard 2000 MHz, 1600 MHz hyper transport bus to all Athlon 64's. This will provide the most cost effective, high performance system that any gamer could ever want. This is why I recommend AMD. But always research what you are buying. Here are some links that my help you. http://usa.asus.com/powerup/main.htm
http://www.nvidia.com/page/nforce4_family.html
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-8902_7-5582790.html
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_9485_9487%5E9492,00.html

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AMD 64's
by jcrobso / December 30, 2004 5:15 AM PST
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