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equivalent of Pentium 4 2.4 ghz on AMD?

by te_re_143 / August 8, 2005 4:41 PM PDT

I want to build an AMD base pc that is equivalent with my current unit, it is Pentium 4 2.4 ghz. But if I ask you is AMD reliable? What's the difference between Pentium and AMD? What do you recommend? Thanks!

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by damasta55r / August 8, 2005 4:55 PM PDT

Assuming its socket 939, any will beat it. Even the lowest athlon 64 woudl beat it. The difference is the integrated frontsidebus/ memory controller or hypertransport. ANd the pipelines on the processor, i forget one was fat and short and the other is long and thin.


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equivalent of Pentium 4 2.4 ghz on AMD?
by jcrobso / August 9, 2005 3:30 AM PDT

Well you didn't say how much you wanted to spend???
Most any current AMD processor will be faster than a P4 2.4.
You have a choice of 32 bit, 64bit and 64bit dual core processors. again how much do you want to spend? John

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by John.Wilkinson / August 9, 2005 4:22 AM PDT

To be equivalent, you could pick up an AMD Athlon XP 2400+, but why would you want to do that? Personally I would never buy a new computer to get exactly what I already have...not taking the opportunity to upgrade is a waste of money. Personally, I'd settle for nothing less than an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (socket 939). That will give you a big performance upgrade, plus set you up for the future with a 64-bit processor. Then, for true power, look into AMD's X2 or FX-57 processors...wave hello to the future and goodbye to that stack of gold in your basement at the same time. Wink

As far as AMD in general, they're really good. I was with Intel up until December, when I picked up an HP with an AMD Athlon 64 3300+. I'm not sure if I'll ever go back, knowing that my AMD runs cooler, offers better production, is more easilly overclocked, and costs less than its Intel equivalent. I'm planning on building my own computer here shortly, and an Intel processor hasn't even crossed my mind.

Hope this helps,

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Yep AMD's 90 NM socket 939's
by Ray Harinec / August 9, 2005 4:43 AM PDT
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run cooler than their 130 NM. Intel can't say that. They have a serious cooling problem but don't make much mention of it, except that they can't run their Dual Core at the single core's speed because it gets too hot.

The theory of AMD's silly numbering system is as you say a 2400+ should match an ntel 2.4. etc. It really depends on what applications are being run.

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by te_re_143 / August 9, 2005 1:42 PM PDT

Thanks for all the informations, well as of now I'll research more about AMD! Thanks!

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