I am building a new system and have the option of using an Athlon 1.2G 266FSB or a 1.3G 200FSB (same price). Is there any reason I should go with the 266 FSB? Motherboard is a KT7A-RAID.
Sorry for asking, but why did you say that?AXIA is good, but I wouldn't take an AXIA 1.3/200 over a different 1.2/266. <b>Unless you have VERY good memory and AGP/PCI stuff</b>. Then you can overclock it up to 266 (if you're lucky).
I've got to call bs on this. If your logic held out, the P4 is only actually running a 100mhz fsb which is nowhere NEAR capable of the bandwidth available from the RDRAM, it would perform worse and its memory bandwidth would show up the same as PC100 on all tests, which it does not."A 266 Athlon will have a 266 bus speed (effectively), but a P3 has a 133 bus. Obviously, having twice as fast a bus will give you faster performance."
This one is wrong on so many levels. I hardly know where to begin. First off, Athlons have a double-pumped 133MHz FSB, not a 266MHz FSB. The whole concept of a 266Mhz FSB is a myth made up by marketting to make the chip sound better than it really is. The Athlons still run on a 133MHz clock. As such, they have NO performance gain in this regard over an Intel chip. Yes, Athlons perform better, but that is mostly because of their better FPU and has nothing to do with their FSB.
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